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Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail

West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
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Great 'Off Road' Cycling Route

A great place to take the kids on a cycle ride away from all traffic! We cycled from Scarborough... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2016
Colin L
Scarborough, United Kingdom
The Cinder track as it is known is a super 21 miles or so of the old rail track between the 2 towns.

I have walked various parts of this track over the year and love it! You cannot get lost and there... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2015
Leeds, United Kingdom
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West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

A great place to take the kids on a cycle ride away from all traffic! We cycled from Scarborough to the Station cafe at Cloughton where we were met by Grandma for cakes, coffee and ice creams.(Grandma drove!) The kids loved it

1  Thank Colin L
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I have walked various parts of this track over the year and love it! You cannot get lost and there are great starting points with lovely cafes, such as Cloughton, Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby. There are also buses fro these areas so you can...More

Thank jazzypj
Reviewed 29 November 2015

The old railway trail runs from Scarborough to Whitby and makes a great walk during the winter months. Great easy walking or cycle path and you can choose how long and how far you want to go as there are various points to join along...More

Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This walking path is excellent if you want some peace and quiet and a good hike between Scarborough and Whitby. There are many little pubs and cafes along the route, so it is easy to enjoy the walk and make a day of it. Once...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We are in our sixties and hired two mountain bikes from Trailways. The rental space is based in an old station on the line. We cycled to Ravenscar and back and the journey took four hours in cluding a stop at the excellent tea rooms...More

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Managed to ride from Scarborough to Robin Hoods Bay, no further due to late in day and had to judge daylight for return journey. Yes it's rough in places but we found it ok with mountain bikes. From ravenscar to Robin Hood bay is a...More

Thank Nainllyn
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had a very pleasant trip to Whitbyy lovely weather and a nice p0lace to visit e by the harbour/Well worth a visit will go again

Thank sandra w
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We stayed in Ravenscar, so did Ravenscar to Whitby and back one day, and Ravenscar to Scarborough the next. The Ravenscar to Whitby section is very rough, and could do with more cinders in places, with cobbles and stones sticking out of the track. Even...More

1  Thank Lupusodorf
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Right on my doorstep Can walk right from Scarborough to Whitby I've cycled to ravenscar which was harder than I thought,all uphill but can freewheel all the way back. There's a few great pubs on the way including hay burn wyke right in the track....More

2  Thank Vickypaint
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We walked about 6 miles of this trail and cycled around 15 miles over several sessions. Most of the track is fine stone/rock and easy to walk and cycle on. We hired bikes just outside Whitby then cycled down to Cloughton to the Ocean gallery...More

Thank AndrewJ25
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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.