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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 49 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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Sutton Bank & 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.

Grosmont to Whitby Walk

Grosmont Railway Station, Front Street,, Grosmont, YO22 5QE

Join the River Esk on the final part of its journey from the high moors to the sea on this 8-mile linear walk that starts in Grosmont and finishes in style on the pier in Whitby (fish and chips optional!).

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.

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 Easy Access Walk

Sutton, THIRSK, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

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.

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.

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.

Rosedale Mineral Railway Walk

Chimney Bank Car Park, Rosedale Abbey, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8RA

Choose a clear day and the panoramic views of Rosedale will reward your efforts on this glorious 1-mile route.

Glaisdale and Egton Bridge Walk

Glaisdale Station, Glaisdale, Whitby, YO21 2QL

Lift your spirits in the stunning Esk Valley countryside on a 5-mile circular walk that runs between Glaisdale and Egton Bridge.

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.

Roseberry Topping Easy Access Walk

Great Ayton, MIDDLESBROUGH, North Yorkshire, TS9 6HZ

Lord Stones Walk

Lord Stones Country Park, Carlton Bank, Chop Gate, TS9 7JH

It might only be a shade under 3 miles, but this is a real adventure walk for all the family, with some awe-inspiring views into the bargain.

Scarborough Harbour & Castle Treasure Trail

Yorkshire Trails, Various locations across Yorkshire, YO11 2HG

Complete a spy mission as you explore the harbour and old town areas of Scarborough on this Treasure Trail. Follow the Trail and solve intriguing clues in order to complete your mission.

Yorkshire Trails

Various locations across Yorkshire, YO11 2HG

A Treasure Trail is a self-guided walk, cycle or drive where Trailers follow clear directions and find clues along the way in order to solve a mystery. They are available in many locations across the country.

Cleveland Way - Scarborough

Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

The Cleveland Way is 109 miles of ever changing and beautiful landscapes and scenery.

Lion Inn to Hutton le Hole Walk

Lion Inn, High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside, YORK, YO62 7LQ

Downhill all the way - with great views across Rosedale from the old Ironstone railway. Not happy with moorland crossing after Rosedale Bank Top? Then continue alongside the minor road back to Hutton le Hole.

Broxa Forest Walk

Reasty Hill Top Car Park, Harwood Dale, YO13 0DT

Get a birds-eye view of gorgeous Harwood Dale from the escarpment edge on a circular walk (just under 6 miles) that starts and finishes in the shade of Broxa Forest.

Cloughton and Hayburn Wyke Walk

Cloughton Station, Station Lane, Cloughton, YO13 0AD

Discover one of the gems of the Heritage Coast – the wooded valley of Hayburn Wyke, which reaches down to a magnificent rocky cove complete with tumbling waterfall and giant boulders.

Farndale's Famous Daffodil Walk

Low Mill Car Park, Daleside Road, West Farndale, North Yorkshire, YO62 7UY

Enjoy a classic spring walk in the so-called ‘Daffodil Dale’ to see Farndale’s glorious wild daffodils.