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Whitby - Scarborough Trailway

Whitby, England
01947-602674
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Ranked #15 of 20 Attractions in Whitby
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I started my holiday in Whitby this week with a 22 mile bike ride from Scarborough on my a Dahon folding bike with 20 inch racing style tyres & it coped admirably with the cinder path trail. It's a brilliant ride with plenty of tea/coffee/pub stops en-route if you want to stop for refreshments. I was in a group of... More

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tetney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Check with the weather forecast before you do the walk as it gets off the beaten track and is a bit heavy going in places. A lovely walk, worth the blisters!!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We rode from Whitby to just north of Ravenscar and back. About 22 miles total. It's generally easy riding. The route out of Whitby is a gentle but persistent rise until just above Robin Hood's Bay, the a pleasing descent. Uphill (gently but for longer) out of RHB. But coming back is largely down hill and good fun. Views are... More

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Liversedge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cycled the Cinder Trail from Scarborough to Whitby and back again the day after doing the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride. I'm not used to cycling on loose and uneven surfaces, so found that I had to concentrate lots, avoid the 'ditches' and try not to go too fast!! The views were lovely, although I didn't appreciate them much at the... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Cycled this as a large group which included my 10 year old daughter. Nice path, well signposted (most of the way), great views and plenty of places to stop en route for drinks/food/picnics. Only bit as going into Scarborough was a bit tricky. Free as had own bikes.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We walked the trailway (The Cinder Path) just to Robin's Hood Bay and it took about 3 hours. It is about 6 or 7 miles but it is a level walk. We got the bus back to Whitby which we also enjoyed.

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

got the train from Whitby to where Heartbeat was filmed as the fare seemed very high to go to Scarborough but there is not much there and the timetable was confusing.Consequently we had to stay two and a half hours for the next train back.The train was lovely and the views worth the trip but not value for money.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have walked some of this old railway line. It is probably better to tackle it in stages. Of course, this really depends upon one's age, but at 72, I find the walking easy and rewarding. The stages I have walked are (i) Hawsker to Whitby (ii) Hawsker to Robin Hood's Bay and (iii) Robin Hood's Bay to Fyling Hall.... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If the weather is nice, this is a great walk! Lots of scenery. Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay is about 6 miles (about 2 hours walk).

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This route has a poor-quality surface and is only really suitable for ATB's ('mountain bikes'). Long-range tourers with a load may prefer to stick to the main road. Beware of pedestrians who seem determined to make cyclists pass them on the wrong side - many disregard Highway Code rule 2 and insist on walking on the left. One good point... More

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