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.

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Routes

  • Length of route (miles) - 21

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

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: Scarborough station is 0 miles away.

Scarborough to Whitby Rail -Trail

Type:Cycle Route

Rosevale Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 5EN
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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

What's Nearby

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