Sun 1st Sep Staithes Crawl - Meet at Dale House 12 noon. X4 from Saltburn 11:30. Last X4 bus back 19:12.
Staithes Gallon Circular Walk
Get off X4 bus at top of Cowbar Lane end. Cross over A174 and go down small lane to meet Ridge Lane and follow to Fox and Hounds at Dalehouse. (1 mile – 30 mins)
Leave pub and cross over the road and walk through Oakrigg Wood to Hinderwell. Visit The Badger Hounds and The Brown Cow. (1 ½ miles – 45 mins).
Walk down Runswick Lane to Runswick Bank Top. (¾ mile – 30 mins). Visit Runswick Bay Hotel and Cliffemount. The more adventurous could also go down the old road to The Royal.
Leave Runswick Bank Top down lane next to Runswick Bay Hotel to meet the cliff path. Turn north and follow the cliff path to Staithes via Port Mulgrave. (3 miles – 1 hour 30 mins). In Staithes visit The Cod and Lobster, The Royal George and finally The Captain Cook.
Walk to the end of Staithes Lane (200 yards) to catch the X4 back home.
Total distance walked – approx. 6 ½ miles.
Total walking time – 3 ½ hours (at a leisurely 2 miles/hour)
Total time spent in pubs – 4 ½ hours (assuming half an hour in each of all nine pubs)
Total time for walk – 8 hours. 3 ½ hours (walking) + 4 ½ hours (in pubs)
The Arriva X 4 travels past Staithes Lane End and through Hinderwell and Runswick Bank Top. This means that the walk could be joined or abandoned at several points. For example if a walker wanted to shorten the walk they could meet the rest of the party at Hinderwell or Runswick Bank top. Alternatively, if anybody wanted to finish at Runswick Bank Top they could easily get a bus back home, or meet the rest of the walkers in Staithes.