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The little bay at Flamborough South Landing
The little bay at Flamborough South Landing

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Route No. 224 - Wednesday 8 August 2007
Sewerby to Flamborough South Landing
circuit - 8.5 km Bridlington,
Yorkshire Coast . . .

Map: OS Explorer 301 Scarborough, Bridlington & Flamborough Head
Route Map on 'Landranger' base
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Leaving Sewerby to cross the golf course
Leaving Sewerby to cross the golf course

TA201688 to follow a public footpath through Sewerby park in front of Sewerby Hall for about a kilometer to the edge of the golf course at map ref. TA209691.

This morning my neighbour, Jim, and I drove to the car park on the cliff top on the edge of Bridlington near Sewerby Hall at map ref. TA198686. We started walking at about 10.30 am. We headed out from the car park along the back lane to map ref.

The Golf Club House near Sewerby
The Golf Club House near Sewerby

Crossing the golf course near Sewerby
Crossing the golf course near Sewerby

The woods around Danes Dyke were pleasantly cool after crossing the golf course in the hot sun. There was a lovely display of various ferns in the damp shade on the slopes of the dyke.

We continued across the golf course to the woods surrounding Danes Dyke.

Path through the woods at Danes Dyke
Path through the woods at Danes Dyke

Many kinds of fern growing in Danes Dyke
Many kinds of fern growing in Danes Dyke

We stopped for a coffee at the Danes Dyke car park having walked all of 2 kilometers, and a robin came to sit on the wall next to us to wait for crumbs.

We followed the path across Danes Dyke to the cafe at the Danes Dyke car park.

Robin waiting for crumbs at the Danes Dyke cafe
Robin waiting for crumbs at the Danes Dyke cafe

Footpath leaving Danes Dyke for Flamborough
Footpath leaving Danes Dyke for Flamborough

We followed the streets to map ref. TA225699 and followed the path south to the cliff top path.

From the cafe we followed the path starting at map ref. TA218698, across the fields to the edge of Flamborough village.

Flamborough
Flamborough

A friendly horse near Flamborough
A friendly horse near Flamborough
Highland cattle near Flamborough
Highland cattle near Flamborough
Bridlington seen from the cliff path near Flamborough
Bridlington seen from the cliff path near Flamborough

At the cliff top path we turned left to head towards Flamborough South Landing. We descended the many steps down to the lifeboat station and climbed up the steps on the other side.

Inshore fisherman with his nets
Inshore fisherman with his nets

The Cliff path near South Landing
The Cliff path near South Landing

The little bay at Flamborough South Landing
The little bay at Flamborough South Landing

Fisherman sculpture at the South Landing lifeboat station
Fisherman sculpture at the South Landing lifeboat station

There is an area of land from South Landing to Highcliffe Manor to the cafe and car park at map ref. TA230695 which is maintained by the local council as a nature reserve or conservation area. We had done some hedgelaying here in the winter of 2005/6. We walked around the perimeter path to look at 'our' hedge and made our way to the cafe for some lunch.

Sculpture by the cliff path near South Landing
Sculpture by the cliff path near South Landing

Young swallow on a fence rail
Young swallow on a fence rail
Young swallow taking off from the fence rail
Young swallow taking off from the fence rail
Sculpture by the path in a little conservation area
Sculpture by the path in a little conservation area
near South Landing

Footpath through the conservation area
Footpath through the conservation area

Footbridge like a whale skeleton in the conservation area
Footbridge like a whale skeleton in the conservation area

Footpath through the conservation area
Footpath through the conservation area
Pleasure cruise from Bridlington to Flamborough Head
Pleasure cruise from Bridlington to Flamborough Head

Errosion on the cliff path
Erosion on the cliff path

At one point the bit of cliff top with the path on it had been cut off by a wide chasm eroded into the land by the recent heavy rains. We got back to the car park at about 2.15 pm. Our walk of 8.5 km had taken us four hours including our cafe stops.

After our lunch we returned to the cliff top path on the Bridlington side of South Landing and followed the path for about 3.5 km back to the cliff top car park at Sewerby.

Knapweed by the cliff path
Knapweed by the cliff path

Sculpture by the cliff path
Sculpture by the cliff path
 Danes Dyke reaches the chalky shore
Danes Dyke reaches the chalky shore

Cliff path climbing out of Danes Dyke
Cliff path climbing out of Danes Dyke

Looking back to South Landing from the cliff above Danes Dyke
Looking back to South Landing from the cliff above Danes Dyke
The cricket field in front of Sewerby Hall
The cricket field in front of Sewerby Hall