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Cycle Route:Scarborough to Whitby Rail -Trail

Cycle Route, free entry

Scarborough to Whitby Rail-Trail

Scarborough to Whitby Rail-Trail

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Operating along the Yorkshire Coast from 1885 until 1965, the old railway line is now a quiet off-road route for cyclists but where will it take you?

You might decide to stop at one of the quiet bays such as Crook Ness, Cloughton Wyke or Stoupe Beck Sands…

You may prefer to stop for a quiet pint or for a spot of afternoon tea before heading off to enjoy the sites and pleasures of Whitby, Scarborough or Robin Hood's Bay…

You might stop to wonder at the 13 spans of the 120ft high Larpool viaduct where the line crosses the River Esk in Whitby or be gently confounded by the town that never quite was at Ravenscar…

Known as “The Cinder Track” due to its cinder track ballast, the line now forms 21 miles of Route 1 of the National Cycle Network and is very popular with cyclists and walkers from across the UK.

The route should not be ridden on thin road bike tyres.

Miles: 21

Open all the time


Free entry


Rosevale Terrace,
North Yorkshire,
YO12 5EN



See location of Scarborough to Whitby Rail -Trail on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 033880  Lat: 54.27722 Long: -0.41500

The Scarborough end of the RailTrail is found in Sainsbury's car park, off Falsgrave Road.

Bus services between Scarborough, Cloughton, Robin Hood's Bay & Whitby are provided by Arriva Buses (Service X56) Tel: (01947) 602146
Bus services between Scarborough, Cloughton & Ravenscar are provided by Scarborough & District Buses (Sevice 15 & 115) Tel: (01723) 507300

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station