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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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The Inn Way to the North York Moors

The Inn Way to the North York Moors

The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5BP

Starting and finishing in Helmsley, the Inn Way promises 89 miles of National Park walking in 6 days – and, more crucially, 31 pubs along the way!

Coast to Coast Walk

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.

Rosedale Walk

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.

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.

Withernsea

A Walk from Withernsea (or Rimswell)

Withernsea, Withernsea, HU19 2DJ

A chance to explore the only east coast seaside town with a lighthouse at its centre!

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.

Helmsley and Rievaulx Abbey Walk

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.

Raincliffe Woods Circular Walks - Graham Trail

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 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 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.

Yorkshire Trails

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

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.

Thornton le Dale and Ellerburn Walk

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.

Glaisdale and Egton Bridge Walk

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.

Lealholm to Grosmont Walk

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.

Clay Bank and Greenhow Plantation Walk

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.

Ebor Way Walk

Ebor Way Walk

Market Place, Helmsley, YO62 5BL

Another route starting in Helmsley is the 70-mile Ebor Way through the Howardian Hills and Vale of York to Ilkley in Wharfedale (thus connecting the North York Moors to the Yorkshire Dales).

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.

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.

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.