2.9 of 5 (25 votes)

Filey & The Brigg

A leisurely walk (coast) in North Yorkshire, England, about 6.70km (4.16 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 37m (121ft)
Descent 38m (124ft)
Max. Elevation 40m (131ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 75m (245ft)
Start & End
Filey Railway/Bus Station
Distance 6.70km
Duration ~1:45h
2Created by mac.hawk on 19 Dec 2015
A short walk along the quiet sands of Filey to the Brigg (a large outcrop of rocks) where seals can often be seen in the water or lazing on the rocks. As the Brigg is fully submerged at High Water local advice is not the be on the Brigg 2 hours either side of High Water and/or in bad weather. There is an 'emergency' exit to the clifftop between points 9 & 7.

Walk Functions


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OS Grid TA113807
Exit the railway station and turn right down Station Avenue. Pass the bus station on your right and continue ahead into the town centre.
OS Grid TA117806
Keep an eye out for the Memorial Garden on the left. It's a small garden with a small aviary at the end which smaller children will enjoy.
About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from
OS Grid TA118806
At the visitor centre turn right up John Street at the end of which turn left into Belle Vue Street to reach The Crescent.
About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
OS Grid TA118805
Turn right into The Crescent and enter the clifftop formal gardens and continue along the cliff top (great views) then descend Crescent View to reach the promenade (cafe/toilets at this point).
About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid TA118801
Either follow the beach or the promenade left for 1/2 mile to reach the lifeboat station. There are food huts, cafe's & toilets here.
About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid TA120809
Coble Landing (Filey Cobles are small fishing boats particular to the area), is adjacent the Lifeboat Station. From here follow the beach for 1/2 mile to reach the cliffs at Old Quay Rocks.
About 0.82 km (~0.51 miles) from
OS Grid TA125815
An old, somewhat unkempt, surfaced path runs along the base of the cliffs for 1/3rd mile to reach the beginning of the Brigg rocks at the clifftop end.
About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid TA137813
Brigg end is a further 1/4 mile away AND ONLY ACCESSIBLE AT LOW TIDE. It's fine to wander the Brigg rocks with children but keep then away from the edges & be aware of the tide times.
About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from
OS Grid TA131814
It's tempting to exit the Brigg directly up a path that heads steeply up to the cliff top, however the path is very badly eroded, narrow and with no supporting hand rail.
About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid TA119805
Return via the beach/promenade and turn right up Cargate Hill. Follow directly uphill back to the railway/bus station.
About 1.49 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid TA115807
The walk is approx 4 miles without any detours (wandering the shops etc). Served by regular trains & buses from Scarborough/Bridlington & Hull.
About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from

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