Walking on the Yorkshire Coast

Craggy shoreline to tranquil moorland and everything in between. When you explore the Yorkshire coast on foot you have the chance to discover something new every time and take in the beauty of unspoilt landscapes that have been carved by the elements over thousands of years.

Totter along the shoreline with a short walk, including the Whitby Walks or the Scarborough Trails or take part in a hike for a few miles in the beautiful countryside surrounding our resorts, many of which are self-guided, with maps available from our Tourist Information Centres.

With the stunning North York Moors National Park on our doorstep you have access to a series of challenging, yet rewarding walks and hikes across the vast and varied landscapes on offer up and down the Yorkshire coast.

Firm favourites include the 109 mile Cleveland Way, starting in the historic market town of Helmsley, crossing the heather moorland of the North York Moors National Park and then snaking its way up the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire coast and ending in Filey, a charming Victorian seaside resort.

You can also keep the coast in sight for your entire hike as you walk from bustling Scarborough to the dreamy roofs of Whitby. Known locally as the Cinder Track, this 21-mile journey takes the route of the old railway line between the two resorts. Passing many of the old railway stations that are now home to cafes offering refreshments for ramblers, as well as a quarry and a series of beautiful fishing villages, including Robin Hood’s Bay, you will get a taster of life on the Yorkshire coast.

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