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

Cycle Route, free entry

Whitby to Ravenscar cycle route

Whitby to Ravenscar cycle route

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Discover the best coastal scenery on the entire Moor to Sea Network on this classic ride between Whitby and the sweeping headland of Ravenscar, via Hawsker and Robin Hood’s Bay. At the start of the route you cycle over the River Esk, high up on a viaduct which seems far too grand for a cycle path but, of course, like the rest of the trail, it was originally designed for the railway. This entire route is now part the ‘Cinder Track’, following the line of the former Whitby to Scarborough railway – it’s well signposted throughout.

About this cycle route

Route type: Moors to Sea Network

Distance:11 miles (17.7km)

Time: 1½ to 2½ hours

Start point: Whitby railway station

Grid Ref: NZ 898 107

OS Map: Ordnance Survey OL27

Refreshments:Plenty of choice in Whitby, plus en route at Hawsker, Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar.

An easy cycle ride on a fairly flat gravel surface. Not suitable for Road bikes.

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!

•Investigate the industrial past at the Peak Alum Works
•Explore the winding streets and alleys of Robin Hood's Bay
•Stand right above the River Esk on the mighty Larpool Viaduct
•Fish and chips in Whitby – it's obligatory!

Cycle Route: An easy cycle ride on a fairly flat gravel surface. Not suitable for Road bikes.

Access: Easy to access.

Duration: 1hr 30mins-2hrs 30mins.

Miles: 11


Free entry


Scarborough Railway Station,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 1TN



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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