Port Mulgrave

Port Mulgrave

Once the home of an ironstone mine, the rows of miners' cottages are still there, as is the mine owner's house. The mine shaft itself is now capped, but it went down several hundred feet to the seam of iron ore. A side passage just above sea level allowed the ore to be moved directly to the boats loading in the harbour, the remains of which can still be seen, without being winched all the way up to the clifftop.

An uneven path will take you down to the sea, but be warned: it's a very steep walk back up again!

The Cleveland Way National Trail runs along the cliff top, so you can walk the 2 miles North West to Staithes, or the 4 miles South East to Sandsend.

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