The Cleveland Way footpath, endangered by rapid cliff erosion, runs north from the mouth of Scalby beck, which also marks the southern end of the 36 mile Heritage Coast. Two sewers discharge into the sea at Scalby Ness, contaminating normally edible shellfish and causing much local disquiet. To prevent this pollution, the Yorkshire Water Authority plans to pump sewage beyond the lowest tide line in Jackson's bay. This coast is rich in bird life. All kinds of gulls and waders are to be seen. Scalby beck attracts sand martins, swallows and dippers.
Map of the area
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