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Easy Access Walks

Robin Hood's Bay Easy Access Walk

Easy Access Walk at Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay, The Dock, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ST

An easy walk, with maximum gradients of 1:8 for 20 metres. It is likely to be suitable for people with impaired mobility or with a pushchair, wheelchair or mobility scooter.

Crosscliff View Trail at Dalby Forest

Crosscliff View Trail Easy Access Walk at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

A short easy access trail with extensive views from the viewpoint. Crosscliff provides an outstanding panorama of an ice-age sculpted landscape. Blakey Topping a lonely hill off to the west is reputed to have been created by a giant.

Mulgrave Woods Easy Access Walk

Mulgrave Woods Easy Access Walk

Sandsend, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 3RJ

A well managed deciduous sheltered woodland offering various tracks that can be explored in Class 2 and 3 scooters. The second circuit to the Old Castle is a climb but is on a good hard track.

Cornelian Bay Easy Access Walk, Scarborough

Cornelian Bay Easy Access Walk at Scarborough South Bay

Scarborough South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

This is a short, moderate walk on a variety of surfaced and grass paths, with a maximum gradient of 1:12. This quiet coastal walk offers views north towards Scarborough and south to Filey.

Saltburn Valley Gardens

Saltburn Valley Gardens Easy Access Walk

Saltburn Valley Gardens, Valley Gardens, Saltburn-By-The-Sea, TS12 1NY

Take a stroll in Saltburn Valley Gardens, where a maze of pleasant paths and tracks wind through a mixture of formal gardens and woodland.

Runswick Bay Easy Access Walk

Runswick Bay Easy Access Walk

Upper Car Park, Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire, TS13 5HT

Take a pleasant 2-mile linear walk along the Runswick Bay clifftop to enjoy wide views over Runswick Bay and Port Mulgrave.

Lakeside Trail at Dalby Forest

Lakeside Trail Easy Access Walk at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

This short path along Staindale Lake encircles the lake providing easy access for the less able-bodied, wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs.

Pexon Moor Trail Easy Access Walk at Dalby Forest

Pexon Moor Trail at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

A circular trail around Pexton Moor taking in the diverse mixture of woodland, scrub and grassland in the area. There are outstanding views over the riggs and dales of Dalby and over Ryedale towards Helmsley.

Esk Valley to Beck Hole Easy Access Walk

Esk Valley to Beck Hole Easy Access Walk

Esk Valley Hamlet parking area, YO22 5BG

When the railway came to the Esk Valley in the 1830s it transformed both life and landscape.

Old Wife's Way Easy Access Walk

Old Wife's Way Easy Access Walk

Hole of Horcum, Saltersgate, PICKERING, North Yorkshire, YO18 7NR

Start from the Saltergate layby on the A619 opposite the Hole of Horcum. Take care for the few metres along the roadside then turn onto the track. This out and back has a few big potholes so smaller scooters might have difficulty.

Hambleton Hills Easy Access Walk, Kepwick

Hambleton Hills Easy Access Walk at Kepwick

Kepwick, THIRSK, North Yorkshire, YO7 2JW

This is a short easy stroll along the escarpment of the Hambleton Hills from where there are distant views to the Yorkshire Dales. Try to walk this route in August when the heather is in full bloom.

Ellerburn Red Trail at Dalby Forest

Ellerburn Red Trail Easy Access Walk at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Starting at the Dalby Courtyard near the Visitor Centre, the Ellerburn Trail is a multi-user pathway for disabled cyclists, walkers, and wheelchair users as well children learning to ride a bike and parents with pushchairs.

Waitcliff Trail Easy Access Walk at Dalby Forest

Waitcliff Trail Easy Access Walk at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

An easy access trail following compacted stone paths and a forest road around the rim of Waitcliff high above Deepdale and Langdale Forest. This is a very flat route but short sections may be flooded in very wet weather.

Anna Cross Easy Access Walk

Anna Cross Easy Access Walk

Lastingham, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6TN

There is limited parking in Lastingham but the owner of the Lastingham Grange Hotel was very accommodating to our group and is a good place for refreshments at the end of your ramble.

North York Moors Guidborough Easy Access Walk

Guisborough Easy Access Walk

Forest & Walkway Visitors Centre, Pinchinthorpe, GUISBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, TS14 8HD

Climb steadily through the picturesque forestry tracks to High Cliff Nab for lunch with breath-taking views returning through Hutton Village.

Sutton Bank Easy Access Walk

Sutton Bank Easy Access Walk

Sutton, THIRSK, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

Whitby Abbey to Saltwick Bay Easy Access Walk

Whitby Abbey Easy Access Walk

East Cliff, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

The path starts on the green adjacent to the car park at the end of the road. It is very busy in the summer as it connects the large caravan park to the town.

Ravenscar Easy Access Walk

Easy Access Walk at Ravenscar

Ravenscar, Raven Hall Road, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NA

This easy walk passes through National Trust land, offering coastal scenery at its dramatic best. The views over the sheer cliffs along this route are spectacular

Forge Valley Wood Easy Access Walk

Forge Valley Wood Easy Access Walk

The Old Man's Mouth Picnic Site, Forge Valley, East Ayton, Scarborough, YO13 9EW

Take to the boards on this easy-going 2-mile linear route through the strikingly beautiful woods of Forge Valley.

Overdale Farm Easy Access Walk

Overdale Farm Easy Access Walk

Goldsborough, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 3RX

A circular route that has a short cut if needed. Proceed down the farm road then keep straight on when the farm road turns sharp right. At the end of the track turn right to do the full circuit or left.

In addition to the above:
  • The Cinder Track from Whitby to Hawsker (3 miles) and from Hawsker to Robin Hood's Bay (3 miles) is easy going, with no hazards for wheelchairs, scooters or trampers
  • At Whitby Abbey, a wheelchair-accessible trail leads from Abbey Fields turning area out along the cliffs, with a ramp offering access down to Whitby Holiday Park (where there's a café and toilet)
  • A RADAR-key-operated gate on the western side of Cod Beck Reservoir, Osmotherley, provides access for all to a level, sheltered and scenic route
  • Mulgrave Woods at Sandsend has a number of possible routes (4 miles, circular) suitable for all types of wheelchair or scooter
  • Guisborough Forest Walkway has waymarked, compacted gravel paths, suitable for all users, and there's an accessible visitor centre and disabled toilets on site