Route YC

About Hornsea YC

Hornsea YC is an area of juxtaposition, with market town beauty, against an eaten and collapsing coastline. Yet, this hauntingly beautiful area stands proud and gives a true Lakeland by the Sea experience.

This area should be explored at a slower pace, packed with walks, hikes and cycling throughout, so outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers should set up base at one of the many parks in and around the area.

Route YC

Here are our six iconic Hornsea YC moments we don't think you should miss:

  1. Put on your sailing shoes and head to Hornsea Mere for a relaxing sail on the lake. Yorkshire largest natural freshwater lake is an excellent place to either try sailing for the first time or pack the picnic and grab a rowing boat.

  2. Step back in time and see the colourful and iconic prints from the Hornsea Pottery collection. Once manufactured in the town, now you can see the pieces on show at Hornsea Museum or follow the Pottery Trail to see how the town has captured its own history.

  3. Set the alarm and head out early to Mappleton vantage point to capture the sunrise against the rugged eroding cliffs. In the winter, pack a flask of coffee as this is an area perfect for exploring on foot, but you'll need to wrap up warm!

  4. Check in to Bettison's Folly, which can be found just off Newbegin. Nowhere else will you see this arts and craft tower steeped with an unusual historical tale.

  5. On Hornsea YC, a couple of miles north of Hornsea, is the quaint village of Skipsea with a "castle" that is great for exploration and a must-visit for history lovers.  Let us be clear, this isn't a "castle", but more of a grassy mound, so don't keep walking, hoping to see turrets!

Skipsea Castle has a fascinating history and a great place to visit to see an area now reclaimed by the land.  

  1. If you are getting into the "swing" of route life when on Route YC, you should definitely check in to Hornsea Golf Club.

Initially opened in 1908, the course is a superb coastal course including extensive gorse and wind-blasted thorn. 

There are plenty of things to do in Hornsea YC -- what will you add to your itinerary?

Travelling throughout Hornsea YC

  1. All vehicles:  Take care of the narrow and winding country roads and look for the stopping places.

  2. Take care walking on the beaches by cliff sides. The effects of coastal erosion can be seen clearly here, so take care to avoid falling debris.

  3. Book your activities in advance to maximise your time away, especially if you are looking for a personalised wildlife experience.

  4. Explore more on foot, or you'll miss the beauty! So, park up the car and explore on bike or foot, but save the bus timetable to get you back to your base.