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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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Lealholm to Grosmont Walk

Lealholm Railway Station, Lealholm, Whitby, YO21 2AG

It’s a tale of four contrasting valley villages on this linear walk in the central part of the Esk Valley.

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.

Cleveland Way - Filey

Cliff Top, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HG

This 109 mile/176 kilometre walking route follows the fantastic scenery of the North York Moors National Park starting (or ending) from the cliff top at Filey Brigg.

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.

Helmsley and Rievaulx Abbey Walk

Cleveland Way Car Park, Cleveland Way, Helmsley, YO62 5AH

The route from the market town of Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey is a well-trodden one, but it never loses its capacity to delight and inspire.

The Scarborough Trails

Town Hall, St. Nicholas Street, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG

Inspiring Scarborough residents to get outdoors; ready to walk, socialise and discover fantastic nature, history and landscape on their doorstep.

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.

The Jurassic Garden

Pannett Park, Whitby, YO21 1RE

A special pathway in the garden taking you through the Jurassic period.

Speeton Cliff Walk

Chapel Lane, Speeton, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9TQ

Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail

Country Park Caravan Site, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

The Yorkshire Wolds present amazing chalk landscapes with dry valleys and stunning wildlife alongside vibrant market towns and ancient villages.

Terrington Walk

Terrington Village Hall, Springfield Court South Back Lane, York, YO60 6PX

This enjoyable 2½-mile walk in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty delivers some great views.

The Ruswarp Round Circular Route

Langborne Rd,, Whitby, YO22 4EW

Following the Railway & Riverside Walk and the Monks’ Trod. Distance: approx. 2 miles, Type: Moderate, Time: approx. 1 hour

Raincliffe Woods Circular Walks - Graham Trail

Raincliffe Woods, Lady Ediths Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7RY

Raincliffe Woods is a Woodland Trust site owned by Scarborough Council. It consists of a mature planted ancient woodland which is extremely well used throughout the year.

Raincliffe Woods Circular Walks - Rowntree Trail

Raincliffe Woods, Lady Ediths Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7RY

The Rowntree Trail takes you past Throxenby Mere and Raincliffe Meadow, which are just a couple of the great sights in this woodland.

Raincliffe Woods Circular Walks - Wallis Trail

Raincliffe Woods, Lady Ediths Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7RY

Raincliffe Woods is a Woodland Trust site owned by Scarborough Council. It consists of a mature planted ancient woodland which is extremely well used throughout the year.

Staindale Lake Easy Access Walk

High Staindale Car Park, Dalby Forest, YO18 7LT

Take a walk around Staindale Lake in the heart of Dalby Forest and you won’t be disappointed.

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.

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.

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.

Thornton le Dale and Ellerburn Walk

Thornton le Dale Car Park, Malton Gate, Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, YO18 7TJ

Thornton le Dale is regarded by many people as the prettiest village in the National Park.