This fantastic short break explores the stunning Cleveland Heritage Coast section of the Cleveland Way National Trail, beginning in the Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea and following the rugged cliffs down to Scarborough. This run is a classic showcase of breath-taking coastal terrain; bounding along bracing clifftops, racing across sandy beaches and exploring a range of picturesque fishing villages and bustling seaside resorts. While the scenery throughout is beautiful, some of the best views can be seen from Boulby, the highest cliffs in England.

Cleveland Way Signpost

Locations of particular interest include Whitby, boasting amazing heritage and folklore, and the seaside resort of Scarborough, with its ancient castle providing panoramic views over the Yorkshire coastline. This three-day run, filled with beautiful landscapes and a wealth of maritime and literary history, is a fantastic way to experience this short section of the Cleveland Way.

We also offer the Cleveland Way as a walking holiday, for those looking to enjoy this trail at a gentler pace. Click here to find out more.

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Map of the Cleveland Way

Route facts

  • Length 40 miles (64 km)
  • Ascent 5778 ft (1761 m)
  • High point 636 ft (194 m)
  • Ascent per km 27.5 m
  • Start and Finish
  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea/Scarborough
  • Grade
  • Moderate  
  • Season
  • 24th March to 26th October

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Holiday options

• Cleveland Way National Trail


  • View of Runswick Bay

    View of Runswick Bay.

  • Whitby Abbey

    Whitby Abbey.

  • Fishing Boat

    Fishing Boat.

Trail profile

Cleveland Way Profile

Itineraries

3 nights
2 days running

Grade: Moderate

Saltburn-by-the-Sea

32 km (20 miles)

Whitby

32 km (20 miles)

Scarborough

More Information

Tour code: R-CLEVWSB

Price £260 per person

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Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are running on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:

  • Solo Runner Supplement: £43 per person / per night
  • Single Supplement: £33 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

  • Extra night (Standard): £60 per person / per night

The price you pay includes:

  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, town plans, information about facilities and places of interest along the trail and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
  • Emergency assistance.

Detailed travel information is sent to you in your holiday pack, but we have provided a summary below.

Air

The most convenient major city and international airports are Leeds-Bradford, Manchester and Durham Tees Valley.

Rail

There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Saltburn) and also at the end of the trail (Scarborough).

Car

For advice on driving to the start of the trail, please visit www.theaa.com which has a very useful route planner.

Returning to the start

The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to catch a train from Scarborough to Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
A popular choice for an extra night is the historic seaport of Whitby, which boasts an attractive harbour, atmospheric ruined abbey, Captain Cook Museum, Lifeboat Museum, Whitby Museum and St Mary's Church. The interior of this intriguing church was altered in 1612 to resemble the lower deck of a wooden sailing ship.

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