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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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Staithes and Port Mulgrave Walk

Bank Top Staithes Car Park, Whitegate Close, Staithes, TS13 5AD

Get some sea air on this 4-mile circular walk, starting at the atmospheric old fishing village of Staithes, with its harbourside cottages, cobbled streets and winding alleys.

Lyke Wake Walk

Ravenscar, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO13 0ET

THE LYKE WAKE WALK is a complete crossing of the North Yorkshire moors along their main east-west watershed between the Stone at grid reference 470994 and the Trig point at 971012, a distance of approximately 40 miles.

Zog Activity Trail

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

Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick Man and Highway Rat trails, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical children’s picture book, Zog, will be the new activity trail for families to enjoy at Dalby Forest this winter.

Clay Bank And Greenhow Plantation

Clay Bank and Greenhow Plantation Walk, Clay Bank Car Park, TS9 7JA

The car park and picnic area at Clay Bank is a popular stop for its dramatic views across the Cleveland plain.

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 Walk

Rosedale, Rosedale Village Green, Pickering, YO18 8RA

Now a peaceful, rural dale in the heart of the National Park, in the nineteenth century Rosedale was part of industrial Yorkshire, with its ironstone mines, kilns and even a moorland railway.

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.

Coast to Coast Walk

The Dock, Robin Hoods Bay, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ

Lake District walker extraordinaire Alfred Wainwright first published his Coast to Coast Walk in 1973, and it's grown to become one of the best-loved long-distance trails in the world.

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.

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.

May Beck and Falling Foss Walk

May Beck Car Park, May Beck Farm Trail, Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, YO22 5JE

If ever there was a magical woodland walk, this is it.

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.

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.

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.

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!).

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.

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.

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.

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

Whitby Trail - Fish, Fangs and Fossils

Whitby Town, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

This trail looks at some of the ‘dark’ and mysterious forces that have shaped Whitby long before a famous vampire sank his teeth into it