Coast and Forest Circular Cycle Route

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About

Head out from the seaside town of Scarborough on a thrilling 32-mile explorer route that also offers a great taste of the much longer Moor to Sea Cycle Network. First you ride north, along the former railway line known as the ‘Cinder Track’, before turning south at Ravenscar for the forest sections through Harwood Dale and Langdale to the viewpoint at Highwood Brow. Then return east to Scarborough – enjoying fine views, a beautiful valley and enchanting woodland – along forest roads that are broad, smooth and easy to ride.

Route type: Explorer route

Distance: 32 miles (51.5km)

Time: 5 to 6 hours

Start point: Scarborough railway station

Grid Ref: TA 039 884

OS Map: Ordnance Survey OL27

Refreshments: En route at Cloughton, Hayburn Wyke and Ravenscar; also pubs and cafés at various points just off the route.

About this cycle route

Explorer route, for mountain bikes and hybrids.

It's easy cycling on the Cinder Track, with a gradual incline and a gravel surface. Otherwise, it's an undulating ride on quiet back roads and forest tracks, with some steep ascents and descents.

Alternative start points are Ravenscar or Highwood Brow (where there's a Forestry Commission car park).

Route highlights!

* Ravenscar headland and its magnificent views
* A stop at the old station tea rooms at Cloughton
* Explore the secret woods and beach at Hayburn Wyke

Facilities

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Easy to access
  • Description of route - It's easy cycling on the Cinder Track, with a gradual incline and a gravel surface. Otherwise, it's an undulating ride on quiet back roads and forest tracks, with some steep ascents and descents.
  • Length of route (miles) - 32
  • Typical duration of route - 5-6hours

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Scarborough station is 0 miles away.

Coast and Forest Circular Cycle Route

Type:Cycle Route

Scarborough Train Station, Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1TN
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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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