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Whitby - Scarborough Trailway

Whitby, England
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Ranked #16 of 20 Attractions in Whitby
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
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English first
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I rode the Cinder Track as part of an organised ride on a sunny Sunday in October. Starting at Robin Hoods Bay, I rode North to Whitby, then south as far as Scalby, then back north to finish at Robin Hoods Bay. This is a distance of 38 miles (as in effect I rode it twice). Riding the full length... More

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Lichfield, Staffs
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On holiday in Whitby at the end of September, thought it would be nice to cycle along the cinder path. Despite the website clearly stating that they were open until November, we rang them left a message advising that we were interested in hiring a bike and enquiring about their opening hours. Didn't even receive the courtesy of a call.... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is the second time we have cycled on this trail and it is an excellent warm up for some of the more serious Yorkshire countryside. The track is generally very good, and the coastal scenery of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and the east coast is excellent. Good because you can do it in varied length return sections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A well cared for trail, which runs from Whitby town centre, through High Hawkser, Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar, ending at either Scalby or Scarborough centre. Tea rooms at Hawkser (bike hire too), RHB, Ravenscar, and Hayburn Wyke (pub here too). 22 miles in length, with some long gradients, interesting bridges & old stations, and one or two rough patches. Signing... More

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very scenic and an easy 20 mile cycle. Suitable for most ages. Very gentle gradients. Some good tea rooms and cafes along the route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Been on the Cinder trail many times walking & cycling, you get a mixture of fantastic sea views, woodland & general countryside experience, i usually walk from Robin hoods bay to Whitby which is approx 5 miles, once on the trail i came across a herd of six deer, i don't know who was more surprised them or me :)... More

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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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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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9 attraction reviews
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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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