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Walking on the Yorkshire Coast

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So wrote Alfred Wainwright acknowledging that on his famous Coast-to-Coast walk the finest section outside Lakeland lay between Ingleby Cross and Clay Bank Top over the North York Moors.

Something Lakeland and the Yorkshire Dales don't have is dramatic coastal walking. The Cleveland Way National Trail (110 miles/177km) combines both beautiful moorland and coastal walking in one continuous well way-marked route between Helmsley and Filey. To go full circle and extend your holiday, head inland from the outskirts of Scarborough and follow the 48 miles (77km) Tabular Hills route back to Helmsley.

Alternatively you can just dip in for a day and do a Try a Trail walk. There's 6 mile (9.7km) Ravenscar round and the 4.8 mile (7.8km) Osmotherley Ramble, or have a go at the Roseberry Topping trek.

A whole stretch of the Yorkshire Coast around 35 mile long between Staithes and Flamborough Head to the south, is known as the Dinosaur Coast with fossils going back an impressive 120 million years! From the National Trust Coastal Centre at Ravenscar, follow a trail pointing out the sites of interest to fossil hunters. Check out the organised fossil hunting trips from Whitby, and Scarborough's Rotunda Museum also has exhibitions and Dinosaur Coast events.

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BSE Memorial Woodland

BSE Memorial Woodland

Castlebeck & Scar Woods, Harwood Dale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0LB

Grosmont to Beck Hole Walk

Grosmont to Beck Hole Walk

Grosmont Car Park, Front Street, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5QE

Enjoy the signs of spring on a circular walk of just under 5 miles from Grosmont that starts with a shady woodland stroll through the bluebells of Doctor’s Wood and Crag Cliif Wood.

Wainstones Walk

Wainstones Walk

Chop Gate Village Hall, Middlesbrough, TS9 7JL

Some of the most spectacular views in the whole National Park unfold as you cross the heights of Cold Moor, en route to the magnificent rock crags known as the Wainstones.

Osmotherley and Mount Grace Walk

Osmotherley and Mount Grace Walk

Osmotherley Market Cross, Osmotherley, DL6 3AA

Explore handsome Osmotherley and its surroundings on a 3¼ -mile circular walk that touches every aspect of the village’s rich religious past.

ERL Bridlington

Bridlington Mile Markers

Bridlington North Promenade, North Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 3LG

Mallyan Spout and Beck Hole Walk

Mallyan Spout and Beck Hole Walk

Goathland Car Park, Beck Hole Road, Goathland, North Yorkshire, YO22 5NJ

Long before Heartbeat and TV fame, the tumbling waterfall of Mallyan Spout helped put Goathland on the map as a tourist village in the nineteenth century.

St. Hilda's Way Walk

St. Hilda's Way Walk

Hinderwell, Whitby, North Yorkshire, TS13 5HA

The result is St Hilda's Way, a 40 mile long-distance footpath in North Yorkshire, where Hilda was once Abbess of Whitby Abbey.

Sutton Bank and the White Horse Easy Access Walk

Sutton Bank and the White Horse Easy Access Walk

Sutton Bank and the White Horse Walk, Sutton Bank National Park Car Park, Sutton Bank, Thirsk, YO7 2EH

This old favourite takes you to the top of the most northerly white horse in England.

Robin Hood's Bay and Maw Wyke Walk

Robin Hood's Bay and Maw Wyke Walk

Station Car Park, Station Road, Robin Hood's Bay, YO22 4TG

The 6-mile walk to Maw Wyke follows the cliffs north of Robin Hood’s Bay and passes Ness Point, one of the most treacherous headlands along this coastline.

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

Lion Inn to Danby Moors Centre

High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside, YORK, YO62 7LQ

A walk of contrasts – moorland, dales and village. The route can be tricky around Danby Head and across Danby Rigg. Save time? Ask the driver to drop you off 1 mile north of the Lion Inn at the road junction by Young Ralph Cross.

Hutton le Hole and Lastingham Walk

Hutton le Hole and Lastingham Walk

Hutton le Hole Car Park, Moor Lane, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UB

Enjoy quiet fields, country lanes and moorland tracks on a charming 4-mile circular walk connecting the two moorland villages of Hutton le Hole and Lastingham.

Newtondale Walk

Newtondale Walk

Levisham Station Car Park, Levisham Station, Levisham, North Yorkshire, YO18 7NN

Explore the forest tracks of Newtondale on a 6-mile circular route that combines easy valley-bottom walking with a climb into the trees for a lovely woodland wander.

Danby Dale, Blakey and Westerdale Walk

Danby Dale, Blakey and Westerdale Walk

Castleton Moor Railway Station, Castleton, Whitby, YO21 2EU

Make no mistake – you have to be up for a challenge to tackle our most strenuous moorland walk, a 16½-mile circuit of the western dales and high moors that takes in the source of the River Esk, starting and finishing in Castleton.

Easily Accessible Walking Route

Easily Accessible Walking Route

Forge Valley, Near East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, 498500

A pretty and interesting wheelchair friendly 4Km walk along a smooth and safe boardwalk which follows the River Derwent, the start is close to the car park and the boardwalk ends where the path comes out of the wood on to pasture land.

Ravenscar to Robin Hood's Bay Walk

Ravenscar to Robin Hood's Bay Walk

Ravenscar National Trust Coastal Centre, Peakside, Ravenscar, YO13 0NE

Enjoy the National Park in a nutshell on this 11-mile walk through some of the North York Moors’ most characteristic landscapes.

Castleton to Lealholm Walk

Castleton to Lealholm Walk

Castleton Moor Station, Castleton, Whitby, YO21 2EU

The moorland villages of Castleton and Danby set the scene on this 7½-mile linear walk that wends its way from the higher moors down to the gentler reaches of the Esk Valley around Lealholm.

Roseberry Topping and Cook's Monument Walk

Roseberry Topping and Cook's Monument Walk

Roseberry Topping and Cook's Monument, Great Ayton Tourist Information, High Green Car Park, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough, TS9 6BJ

An ascent of the ‘Yorkshire Matterhorn’, plus a reminder or two of the great navigator and explorer Captain Cook – just some of the delights of this classic 7-mile circular walk through dappled woodlands and across heather moorland.

Levisham Moor and Hole of Horcum Walk

Levisham Moor and Hole of Horcum Walk

Saltergate Car Park, Lockton, North Yorkshire, YO18 7NR

Be prepared for grand landscapes and big views on this North York Moors classic.

The White Rose Way Walk

The White Rose Way Walk

1 Sandside, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PE

The White Rose Way is a long-distance trail that runs for 104 miles from Leeds city centre to Scarborough's South Bay, passing through the Howardian Hills and via Malton, Thornton le Dale and Dalby Forest.

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.