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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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Zog Activity Trail at Dalby Forest

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cleveland Way

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.

Lion Inn to Hutton le Hole Walk

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.

Roseberry Topping and Cook's Monument Walk

Roseberry Topping & Cook's Monument Walk

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.

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.

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.

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.

Danby Castle Walk

Danby Castle Walk

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, YO21 2NB

Danby Castle – ancestral home of the Danby Estate – lies high up on a spur overlooking the Esk Valley.

Terrington Walk

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 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!

May Beck and Falling Foss Walk

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.

Cleveland Way

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.

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.

Lyke Wake Walk

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.

Bridlington Harbour

Bridlington Maritime Trail

Bridlington Tourist Information Centre, East Riding Leisure - Bridlington, The Promenade, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2QQ

Deep in history and rich in unexplored maritime heritage, Bridlington offers visitors and local residents a bounty of untouched hinterland which is ready and waiting to be discovered.

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.

Farndale's Famous Daffodil Walk

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.