The Staithes Harbour to Harbour Beach Walk - Walk 9
One Walk, Fossiling Beach Walks on the beaches of the Yorkshire Coast
by Wolfer Gray
This guide book is for 'Staithes Harbour to Harbour Beach Walk' from the "One Walk, Fossiling Beach Walks - Fossils, Flotsam, Jetsam and Whitby Jet hunting on the beaches of the Yorkshire Coast", series of guide books, whose theme is "Fossiling Beach Walks on the Yorkshire Coast. This book will appeal to those who fell walk or sight see in the North York Moors and are interested in fossils, Whitby Jet and beachcombing flotsam and jetsam. The Staithes Harbour to Harbour beach walk is a circular walk that starts from the picturesque fishing village and artist's haunt of Staithes. This walk uses the beach that links the harbour of Staithes to the harbour of Port Mulgrave. The harbour of Staithes is a hot spot for fossils and favoured by geologist's for its stratified cliff rock face, whereas the harbour at Port Mulgrave is a also a fossil hot spot and site of historical interest. The walk has Whitby jet mines, fossils and further sites of interest. Although the walk starts flat and it may be possible for families to negotiate with time, it is probably more suited to the walker. The path that ascends to the cliff from Port Mulgrave is unsuitable for those with young children. The aim of this walking guide is to provide circular beach walk combining the passions of fossil hunting and beachcombing for Whitby Jet, with the sightseeing of the numerous historical sites of interest that lie on our beaches.
The guide indicates the places where to find Whitby Jet, ammonites and other fossils, whilst taking in leisure and historic sites of interest such as scenic harbours, industrial 16th century alum mines, shipwrecks, coastal views of waterfalls and picturesque fishing villages.
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