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Cycle Route, free entry

Coast and Forest Circular Cycle Route

Coast and Forest Circular Cycle Route

Details

Head out from the seaside town of Scarborough on a thrilling 32-mile explorer route that also offers a great taste of the much longer Moor to Sea Cycle Network. First you ride north, along the former railway line known as the ‘Cinder Track’, before turning south at Ravenscar for the forest sections through Harwood Dale and Langdale to the viewpoint at Highwood Brow. Then return east to Scarborough – enjoying fine views, a beautiful valley and enchanting woodland – along forest roads that are broad, smooth and easy to ride.

Route type: Explorer route

Distance: 32 miles (51.5km)

Time: 5 to 6 hours

Start point: Scarborough railway station

Grid Ref: TA 039 884

OS Map: Ordnance Survey OL27

Refreshments: En route at Cloughton, Hayburn Wyke and Ravenscar; also pubs and cafés at various points just off the route.

About this cycle route

Explorer route, for mountain bikes and hybrids.

It's easy cycling on the Cinder Track, with a gradual incline and a gravel surface. Otherwise, it's an undulating ride on quiet back roads and forest tracks, with some steep ascents and descents.

Alternative start points are Ravenscar or Highwood Brow (where there's a Forestry Commission car park).

Route highlights!

* Ravenscar headland and its magnificent views
* A stop at the old station tea rooms at Cloughton
* Explore the secret woods and beach at Hayburn Wyke

Cycle Route: It's easy cycling on the Cinder Track, with a gradual incline and a gravel surface. Otherwise, it's an undulating ride on quiet back roads and forest tracks, with some steep ascents and descents.

Access: Easy to access

Duration: 5-6hours

Miles: 32

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Scarborough Tourism Bureau

01723 383636

Address

Scarborough Train Station,
Westborough,
Scarborough,
YO11 1TN

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 039883  Lat: 54.27987 Long: -0.40536

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station