Saltwick Alum Works

Wednesday: June 28th – Saltwick alum works – Duration 4-4½ hours
Meet at the top of the 199 steps (NZ 902 112) in Whitby for a 10:30am depart. The nearest car park
is the Abbey Plain car park, which is “pay-and-display”. The route takes us south along the Cleveland
Way as far as the caravan park, from where we descend into Saltwick Bay. The rest of the time will
be spent down on the foreshore taking a good look at the wealth of heritage, mostly associated with
the alum works, but including evidence of shipwrecks, and of items whose uses have still to be
satisfactorily explained. We return to Whitby the way we came – up the long flight of steps from the
beach to the caravan park and back along the coastal path.

A small charge of £2 per person will be made on each walk to offset the costs of Insurance. Please
wear appropriate footwear and have clothing suitable for the likely weather conditions on that day.
On walks of over two hour’s duration, it is suggested that you bring food and drink as we usually
stop around halfway for a lunch break.
Further details can be had from: skeltonhistorygroup@gmail.com or by contacting Peter Appleton
(Tel: 01287 281752)

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