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Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail

West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
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Wonderful walk

After walking the coastal path from ravenscar to Robin Hood bay in wet muddy conditions we took the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John M
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely hike starting in the city

We did the first 10 km, walking into the city of Scarborough. You could arrange a neat round trip... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Victoria, Canada
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“old railway” (20 reviews)
“cinder track” (19 reviews)
“robin hoods bay” (23 reviews)
West Parade Road, Scarborough, England

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After walking the coastal path from ravenscar to Robin Hood bay in wet muddy conditions we took the cinder path from Robin Hood bay to whitby it took just over 2 hours to complete the six miles it's a wonderful walk for families to partake...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We did the first 10 km, walking into the city of Scarborough. You could arrange a neat round trip hike, by combining it with part of the Cleveland Trail; free maps are easily found in tourist centres.

Thank _dfwpollard
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Robin Hoods Bay end excellent for a spot of brambling followed by a couple of pints then the bus back to Scarborough

Thank sbrokid
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing path and goes absolutely miles! Pubs on the way to get refreshments and lots of people about. Lots of places for stopping off,- few kids parks along the way. Good cycle ride or on foot. Lots of reasons to go and get outside and...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nice ride with great views along an old railway line. Definitely requires off-road bikes as rough in places and muddy after rain, the section out of Whitby is worst for mud. Two hills, one between Whitby and Robins Hood Bay and the other up to...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We hired electric bikes from Trailways. Great service, great guy Keith, recommend. Cinder trail is great fun with stunning views, we did Trailways to Ravenscar and then back to Whitby. Not a trail for the inexperienced though, plenty of long inclines and hard trail.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We did the stretch from Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby and really enjoyed it. It was hilly coming out of each village but this was a small price to pay for an amazing coastal view and then an easy downhill ride back home.

Thank suenbern
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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.

1  Thank Family_JGW
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

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

2  Thank Michelle W
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Marie B
27 June 2017|
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Response from Liz M | Reviewed this property |
No steam train between Scarborough and Whitby. The steam train service to Whitby is from Pickering on the North Yorks Railway.