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Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail

West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
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mtb ride or walking experince

well its good percentage old rail track that you either walk, horse ridng or any off road bike... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
matthew h
San Francisco
Circular walks on Scarborough to Whitby rail track and Cleveland Way

From Scarborough the cliff walk, Cleveland Way, runs along side the old Scarborough to Whitby rail... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Liz M
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

well its good percentage old rail track that you either walk, horse ridng or any off road bike which goes thorough moors plus woodlands and along the way cafes or pub. this is route is suitable for active or gentle walks. the route can be...More

Thank matthew h
Reviewed 14 April 2017

From Scarborough the cliff walk, Cleveland Way, runs along side the old Scarborough to Whitby rail track and a multitude of circular walks can be done.Along the cliff whenever you come to a tar mac road if you follow it you will at some point...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent trail for running or walking. The route runs through varied scenery and there are information boards at several locations.

Thank NewcastleGeordie83
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I cycled the Cinder Track otherwise known as the Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail. It was a fine crisp Winter's day, the gradient is steady, approaching 1 in 39 at the steepest point towards the 630 feet elevation above Ravenscar. A fascinating story of a...More

1  Thank paulhansbennett
Reviewed 1 January 2017

There are so many high points on this route and if you are cycling you can do Scarborough to Whitby quite comfortably, especially those 'cheats' on electric bikes. Cloughton tea rooms, Hayburn Wyke pub, Ravenscar tea rooms, Robin Hoods Bay, loads of pubs, cafes and...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Perfect for a walk or a cycle ride. We cycled from Newby near Scarborough, to Ravenscar and back. There is a gentle gradient in places but otherwise pretty level. Plenty of tea rooms (converted stations) and pubs scattered along the route. Great views from Ravenscar...More

1  Thank HOPSTER59
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Starting from Scarborough this is a great walking or cycling trail. Following the line of the old railway it's gentle inclines or easy enough for most. We have ridden it numerous times over the years but usually only as far s the lovely pub at...More

2  Thank Jon b
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Well positioned path away from traffic, goes through lovely countryside, passes cafés and pub along its route for refreshment. Easy access from a variety of places en route.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We walked part of the former railway line, now used by cyclists and walkers..and occasional horse riders ! The temperature on the day we walked from Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby was very warm, so we just ambled along , taking our time...as the Cinder...More

1  Thank RK602014
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had done the Whitby end of this trail before but not this way. Great safe ride for the kids, as 99% on a cinder track. Just a few spots where we had to cross a public highway. Station tea rooms at Cloughton looked good,...More

1  Thank Tom Y
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Julie E
We are staying at Scalby manor where do you access the route from here thanks
16 May 2017|
Response from HOPSTER59 | Reviewed this property |
take Field Lane turning into Station Road, where the camp site entrance is, inland about 3/4 mile. then look for a small sign for the railway track, to the right onto a housing estate. It is well signed from there.
Can you pick up the Cinder walk from near Cayton bay caravan park please ? If not. Is there bus outside the park to best to start from Scarborough or Filey ?
4 February 2017|
Response from HOPSTER59 | Reviewed this property |
The path starts in Scarborough at Sainsbury's on Falsgrave Road. It's a 5 minute walk from Scarborough station so I would think you can get a bus easily from Cayton Bay to the Station.