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Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail

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Address: West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
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what a wonderful journey we had so pleasant enjoyed the scenery it was lush would certainly do the trip again

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

what a wonderful journey we had so pleasant enjoyed the scenery it was lush would certainly do the trip again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Known as "the cinder track"this cycle track is really magic in places and brilliant on a sunny day particularly early in the morning 6,7,8 ,9am and in the evening.(around Robin Hoods Bay sun still there in the evening, it,shines down onto the town along the valley to the west ). On a sunny day the track gets shaded sun on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I have walked/jogged this track plenty of times at different points between Whitby and Scarborough. There are usually plenty of people about on the track, especially on the weekend, but it never feels too crowded. There are several places to stop to eat on the way and I would highly recommend Hayburn Wyke inn for a bite to eat or... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have travelled a few times along this trail, both on cycles and walking with the dog. There are various points to access it too. We have cycled from the station tea rooms to Ravenscar and back again.(Uphill going). We have walked from Ravens car to Robinhoods bay and back a few times, stopping for picnics along the way. You... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Decided to take the plunge and get the train from York to Scarborough with my bike and cycle the cinder path to Whitby and back to return home the same day. I completed the path on a road bike yet the terrain was awful for at least 90-95% of the track. Therefore, I would urge you ever so strongly to... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Best way is to get the 115 bus to Ravenscar and walk back. Wonderful views, easy walking unless you go off piste to the Cleveland Way which is tough going by comparison. Good break at the Heyburn Wyke Inn half way down.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Scarborough to Whitby rail trail is a fantastic walk/ride. It has cafes, pubs, villages with amenities and wonderful views. There is history all the way along with Ravenscar, the town that never was, being about the half way point. I have found that it is worth doing in sections so as to enjoy it and take in all that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Began trail in Scarborough with my wife of 14 years Karen hoping for an enjoyable journey. We picked up some tea and put it in our flask in preparation for a long fun day. We then after 15 minutes of walking ended up in a London Car Park freezing and without clothes. Would not try again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an excellent trail linking with the cleveland way and is a wellmaintained and wealth of local history trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went from Pickering to Whitby on a lovely autumn day and it was really enjoyable. The coaches were very clean and comfortable and the staff cheerful and helpful. The scenery was stunning. I live very close to another steam railway so I know the constraints of running such a concern with mainly volunteer staff. This railway has got it... More 

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