OS grid reference:- TA 009 970
Hayburn Wyke is a lovely secluded cove on the beautiful heritage coast of the North York Moors and lies between the bustling coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby. The peaceful beach is backed by woodland and makes a perfect spot for a picnic. The delightful double waterfall flows directly onto the rock and pebble, seaweed strewn beach with its pools and crevices.
The woodland surrounding Hayburn Wyke offers pleasant walks and is inhabited by roe deer, badgers, foxes and many other small mammals and birds. The woodland is protected as a nature reserve and managed by the National Trust and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
The curious name of 'Hayburn Wyke' derives from a mixture of the Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse languages. Hayburn is an Anglo Saxon or Old English word meaning 'hunting enclosure by a stream' and Wyke is the Old Norse word for 'sea inlet or creek', introduced by Viking settlers in this area.
The Hayburn Wyke Inn offers good quality food a good range of ales and offers comfortable accommodation.
Access is from the old Scarborough-Whitby railway line (the Cinder Track), or the nearby Cleveland Way footpath.The path drops down through a wooded ravine and emerges by the waterfall.
Waterfalls of the North York Moors
|Falling Foss||Hayburn Wyke||Mallyan Spout||Nelly Ayre Foss|
|Old Meggison||Thomason Foss|