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Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail

West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
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Tandem ride in the rain

The path is good, with only a few rough patches. It does need a trail bike at the very lease and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A great walk

This walk take you on a straight walk with good views along the way. You go across the viaduct when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat W
Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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“old railway” (19 reviews)
“cinder track” (17 reviews)
West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The path is good, with only a few rough patches. It does need a trail bike at the very lease and is not suitable for a road bike. Be prepared to get filthy if it is wet and the cinder track does not drain well.

Thank Family_JGW
Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk take you on a straight walk with good views along the way. You go across the viaduct when you are near to Whitby giving a great view of the river below.

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disused railway line now for off road cycling or walking. Some woodland sections, coastal sections, very scenic. A couple of long uphill but manageable sections. Recommend Claughton Tea Rooms, Hayburn Wyke Inn, Ravenscar Tea Rooms and/or a stop off in Robins Hood Bay along the...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this trail in two stages - Whitby to Ravenscar then another day parked at Ravenscar and cycled from there to Scarborough. The section from Whitby to Ravenscar is the most scenic and a stop off at Robin Hood Bay is well worth a...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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 18 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
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Marie B
27 June 2017|
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Response from NewcastleGeordie83 | Reviewed this property |
There's no railway between the two unless you want to go a very long way round. Go to the North York Moors Railway at Pickering, some services from here go all the way to Whitby.
Julie E
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.