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Cycle Route:Whitby to Danby Cycle Route at Moor to Sea Cycle Route

Cycle Route, free entry

Whitby to Danby cycle route

Whitby to Danby cycle route

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Starting at the seaside in Whitby, follow peaceful back lanes and country roads through the beautiful Esk Valley into the heart of the North York Moors. After passing through quiet villages like Ruswarp, Aislaby and Egton, there’s a gentle climb across moorland to the magnificent viewpoint of Danby Beacon. Your efforts are easily repaid by the view of the moors and the sea from the top, before descending to The Moors National Park Centre and on to the moorland village of Danby.

About this cycle route

Route type: Moors to Sea Network

Distance:15 miles (24km)

Time: 2 to 3 hours

Start point: Whitby railway station

Grid Ref: NZ 898 107

OS Map: Ordnance Survey OL27

Refreshments: Plenty of choices in Whitby, plus pubs and/or cafés in Danby, Egton, Aislaby and Ruswarp, and a café at The National Park Moors Centre, Danby

Undulating, with a few steep hills, and mainly on tarmac back roads with a short bridleway section

This cycle route is part of the 'Moor to Sea Cycle Network', which connects Scarborough, Whitby, Dalby Forest, Pickering and Great Ayton in a stunning series of moorland, forest and coastal loops.

There are 11 different connecting sections, adding up to around 150 miles of cycling in total, through the very heart of the North York Moors National Park. Cycle it all at once (in 5 or 6 days), or tackle it a section at a time – each part of the route offers a different challenge.

There are more details on our Moor to Sea Cycle Network page, and a list of local hire outlets on the Cycle hire page.

Route highlights!

•Take a break at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
•Art for all at the Inspired
•Danby Beacon – 360-degree views of the National Park
•Sweeping ride across Lealholm Moor

Cycle Route: Undulating, with a few steep hills, and mainly on tarmac back roads with a short bridleway section

Access: Easy to access.

Duration: 2-3hrs.

Miles: 15


Free entry


Scarborough Railway Station,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 1TN



See location of Moor to Sea Cycle Route on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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

The route starts from Scarborough Railway Station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough Railway Station station