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You can now cycle ‘coast to coast' from Walney Island in Cumbria to Whitby via Tan Hill (179 miles), thanks to the opening of Regional Route 52 between Barnard Castle and the historic North Yorkshire port.

  • Miles: 178

Langborne Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

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For a taste of the best and most varied scenery in the Esk Valley, head out by bike on the eastern road circuit from The Moors National Park Centre at Danby.

Cycle Route: Heading east from The Moors National Park Centre at Danby, the circular road route runs down the daleside as far as Egton and Egton Bridge, before climbing up and across Egton High Moor and Glaisdale Moor. There are some longish ascents and descents.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Miles: 21

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, YO21 2NB

 

Cycle Route: Circular Route from Bridlington (via Sewerby, Bempton, Buckton, Grindale, Argham, Rudston and Boynton)

  • Access: On Road
  • Miles: 24

Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2NL

 

Start in the market town of Malton and explore the environs of the River Rye on a leisurely spin around a gently undulating and very pleasant part of the Vale of Pickering.

Cycle Route: It's a largely flat, easygoing route on country roads, apart from one partially potholed track on the outskirts of Malton.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Miles: 28

The Market Place, Malton, YO17 7LX

 

Operating along the Yorkshire Coast from 1885 until 1965, the old railway line is now a quiet 21 mile traffic-free family friendly route for cyclists.

South End Gardens, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1JY

 

Operating along the Yorkshire Coast from 1885 until 1965, the old railway line is now a quiet 21 mile traffic-free family friendly route for cyclists.

  • Miles: 21

Rosevale Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 5EN

 

Several long-distance cycle routes pass through the National Park, giving access to some of the UK's most stunning landscapes. The routes are part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network, and are well signposted.

Cycle Route: Several long-distance cycle routes pass through the National Park, giving access to some of the UK's most stunning landscapes. The routes are part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network, and are well signposted.

  • Access: Easy to access
  • Duration: One day - Several Weeks
  • Miles: 1695

Scarborough Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1TN

 

Skirt the encroaching moors on a short road ride that takes you across the ancient lands of Spaunton Manor, encompassing the villages of Hutton le Hole, Lastingham, Spaunton and Appleton le Moors.

Cycle Route: This is a short road ride, with some level moorland stretches and a few stiff climbs, especially the long pull up to Appleton le Moors. But from Spaunton it is all downhill! It's a great ride for a family day out.

  • Access: Easy to access
  • Duration: 1hr 30mins
  • Miles: 9

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton Le Hole, York, YO62 6UA

 

Head off from Hutton le Hole on moorland, woodland and country lanes, through the small, quiet villages of Gillamoor and Fadmoor.

Cycle Route: Start with a moorland road ride to Lowna, after which it's an undulating route with several uphill climbs on mostly quiet country roads.

  • Access: Easy to access
  • Duration: 2 hours 30mins.
  • Miles: 13

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton Le Hole, York, YO62 6UA

 

South and east of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sweeping views unfold as the Yorkshire Wolds begin to impose themselves upon the landscape.

Cycle Route: Be prepared for ascents and descents as you negotiate the western edge of the Yorkshire Wolds and the section down in the Derwent valley.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Miles: 19

Leavening Brow & Kirkham Gorge Route, The Market Place, Malton, YO17 7LX

 

Explore the back roads, country lanes and woodland tracks between the valley hamlet of Littlebeck and the old railway line between Scarborough and Whitby, now known as the ‘Cinder Track’.

Cycle Route: A large part of the route is on country roads and well-made stone tracks, though there are some woodland sections where it might be muddy.

  • Access: Easy to access
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Miles: 12

Littlebeck and Hawsker, Littlebeck Village Hall, Browside Farm, Blue Bank, Sleights, Whitby, YO22 5EU

 

An exhilarating moorland ride that starts with a deceptively gentle cycle through the margins of the Cleveland Plain, before a mettle-testing climb up the infamous Ingleby Incline on the former Rosedale Mineral Railway.

Cycle Route: Mostly easy going on disused railway trackbed and quiet lanes, with one long, challenging climb near the start.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 3-5hrs
  • Miles: 19

Moor to Sea Cycle Route, Scarborough Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1TN

 

A journey of discovery that takes you from the edge of the Cleveland Plain right into the heart of the North York Moors.

Cycle Route: Undulating, with a few moderate climbs, on back roads and a bridleway.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 2-3 hrs.
  • Miles: 13

Moor to Sea Cycle Route, Scarborough Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1TN

 

Meander past trees and a wealth of wildlife on this moderate route through some of the National Park’s hundreds of acres of forest.

Cycle Route: Undulating, with some steep ascents and descents on quiet back roads and forest tracks.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 2hrs 30mins-3hrs 30mins.
  • Miles: 14

Moor to Sea Cycle Route, Scarborough Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1TN

 

This stunning ride sums up the essence of the North York Moors – mile after mile of heather moorland reaching out towards the glistening sea beyond.

Cycle Route: A moderate route on roads and forest tracks, with some steep ascents and descents

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 3hrs 30mins - 4hrs 30mins
  • Miles: 18

Moor to Sea Cycle Route, Scarborough Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1TN

 

The 'Moor to Sea Cycle Network' connects Scarborough, Whitby, Dalby Forest, Pickering and Great Ayton in a stunning series of moorland, forest and coastal loops.

Cycle Route: More than 150 miles of different cycling routes.

Scarborough Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1TN

 

Starting in Pickering – southern gateway to the North York Moors National Park – this stage of the Moor to Sea meanders from the sweeping expanse of the Vale of Pickering through the wooded heart of Dalby Forest.

Cycle Route: Roads and forest tracks with a fairly easy gradient, apart from a couple of moderate hills

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 2hrs 30mins-4hrs.
  • Miles: 14

Moor to Sea Cycle Route, Scarborough Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1TN

 

Starting from Pickering – gateway to the North York Moors National Park – this section of the Moor to Sea passes through the pretty village of Thornton le Dale en route to Dalby Forest.

Cycle Route: On roads and forest tracks, with some steep ascents and descents

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 2hrs-3hrs 30mins
  • Miles: 15

Moor to Sea Cycle Route, Scarborough Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1TN