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Walking on the Yorkshire Coast

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So wrote Alfred Wainwright acknowledging that on his famous Coast-to-Coast walk the finest section outside Lakeland lay between Ingleby Cross and Clay Bank Top over the North York Moors.

Something Lakeland and the Yorkshire Dales don't have is dramatic coastal walking. The Cleveland Way National Trail (110 miles/177km) combines both beautiful moorland and coastal walking in one continuous well way-marked route between Helmsley and Filey. To go full circle and extend your holiday, head inland from the outskirts of Scarborough and follow the 48 miles (77km) Tabular Hills route back to Helmsley.

Alternatively you can just dip in for a day and do a Try a Trail walk. There's 6 mile (9.7km) Ravenscar round and the 4.8 mile (7.8km) Osmotherley Ramble, or have a go at the Roseberry Topping trek.

A whole stretch of the Yorkshire Coast around 35 mile long between Staithes and Flamborough Head to the south, is known as the Dinosaur Coast with fossils going back an impressive 120 million years! From the National Trust Coastal Centre at Ravenscar, follow a trail pointing out the sites of interest to fossil hunters. Check out the organised fossil hunting trips from Whitby, and Scarborough's Rotunda Museum also has exhibitions and Dinosaur Coast events.

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The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

Lion Inn to Danby Moors Centre

High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside, YORK, YO62 7LQ

A walk of contrasts – moorland, dales and village. The route can be tricky around Danby Head and across Danby Rigg. Save time? Ask the driver to drop you off 1 mile north of the Lion Inn at the road junction by Young Ralph Cross.

Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail

Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail

Country Park Caravan Site, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

The Yorkshire Wolds present amazing chalk landscapes with dry valleys and stunning wildlife alongside vibrant market towns and ancient villages.

Thornton le Dale and Ellerburn Walk

Thornton le Dale and Ellerburn Walk

Thornton le Dale Car Park, Malton Gate, Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, YO18 7TJ

Thornton le Dale is regarded by many people as the prettiest village in the National Park.

The Inn Way to the North York Moors

The Inn Way to the North York Moors

The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5BP

Starting and finishing in Helmsley, the Inn Way promises 89 miles of National Park walking in 6 days – and, more crucially, 31 pubs along the way!

Levisham Moor and Hole of Horcum Walk

Levisham Moor and Hole of Horcum Walk

Saltergate Car Park, Lockton, North Yorkshire, YO18 7NR

Be prepared for grand landscapes and big views on this North York Moors classic.

Ebor Way Walk

Ebor Way Walk

Market Place, Helmsley, YO62 5BL

Another route starting in Helmsley is the 70-mile Ebor Way through the Howardian Hills and Vale of York to Ilkley in Wharfedale (thus connecting the North York Moors to the Yorkshire Dales).

Grosmont to Beck Hole Walk

Grosmont to Beck Hole Walk

Grosmont Car Park, Front Street, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5QE

Enjoy the signs of spring on a circular walk of just under 5 miles from Grosmont that starts with a shady woodland stroll through the bluebells of Doctor’s Wood and Crag Cliif Wood.

Cawthorn Roman Camps Easy Access Walk

Cawthorn Roman Camps Easy Access Walk

Cawthorn Roman Camps Car Park, Pickering, YO18 8QQ

Nearly 2,000 years ago the Romans built a group of fortifications overlooking the central moorlands of the National Park.

May Beck and Falling Foss Walk

May Beck and Falling Foss Walk

May Beck Car Park, May Beck Farm Trail, Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, YO22 5JE

If ever there was a magical woodland walk, this is it.

Clay Bank and Greenhow Plantation Walk

Clay Bank And Greenhow Plantation

Clay Bank and Greenhow Plantation Walk, Clay Bank Car Park, TS9 7JA

The car park and picnic area at Clay Bank is a popular stop for its dramatic views across the Cleveland plain.

Broxa Forest Walk

Broxa Forest Walk

Reasty Hill Top Car Park, Harwood Dale, YO13 0DT

Get a birds-eye view of gorgeous Harwood Dale from the escarpment edge on a circular walk (just under 6 miles) that starts and finishes in the shade of Broxa Forest.

Danby Dale, Blakey and Westerdale Walk

Danby Dale, Blakey and Westerdale Walk

Castleton Moor Railway Station, Castleton, Whitby, YO21 2EU

Make no mistake – you have to be up for a challenge to tackle our most strenuous moorland walk, a 16½-mile circuit of the western dales and high moors that takes in the source of the River Esk, starting and finishing in Castleton.

Lealholm to Grosmont Walk

Lealholm to Grosmont Walk

Lealholm Railway Station, Lealholm, Whitby, YO21 2AG

It’s a tale of four contrasting valley villages on this linear walk in the central part of the Esk Valley.

Cloughton and Hayburn Wyke Walk

Cloughton and Hayburn Wyke Walk

Cloughton Station, Station Lane, Cloughton, YO13 0AD

Discover one of the gems of the Heritage Coast – the wooded valley of Hayburn Wyke, which reaches down to a magnificent rocky cove complete with tumbling waterfall and giant boulders.

Staindale Lake Easy Access Walk

Staindale Lake Easy Access Walk

High Staindale Car Park, Dalby Forest, YO18 7LT

Take a walk around Staindale Lake in the heart of Dalby Forest and you won’t be disappointed.

Esk Valley to Beck Hole Easy Access Walk

Esk Valley to Beck Hole Easy Access Walk

Esk Valley Hamlet parking area, YO22 5BG

When the railway came to the Esk Valley in the 1830s it transformed both life and landscape.

Bridlington Harbour

Bridlington Maritime Trail

Bridlington Tourist Information Centre, East Riding Leisure - Bridlington, The Promenade, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2QQ

Deep in history and rich in unexplored maritime heritage, Bridlington offers visitors and local residents a bounty of untouched hinterland which is ready and waiting to be discovered.

Castle Howard Walk

Castle Howard Walk

Castle Howard Car Park, The Stray, York, YO60 7DA

This 5-mile walk exploring the Castle Howard parkland starts outside the courtyard to Castle Howard – a perfect spot for a pre-walk coffee or post-walk refreshment.

Lyke Wake Walk

Lyke Wake Walk

Ravenscar, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO13 0ET

THE LYKE WAKE WALK is a complete crossing of the North Yorkshire moors along their main east-west watershed between the Stone at grid reference 470994 and the Trig point at 971012, a distance of approximately 40 miles.

Castleton to Lealholm Walk

Castleton to Lealholm Walk

Castleton Moor Station, Castleton, Whitby, YO21 2EU

The moorland villages of Castleton and Danby set the scene on this 7½-mile linear walk that wends its way from the higher moors down to the gentler reaches of the Esk Valley around Lealholm.