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Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail

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Address: West Parade Road, Scarborough, England

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Great trail with varied scenery

Excellent trail for running or walking. The route runs through varied scenery and there are information boards at several locations.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 Victorian tycoon purchasing an entire village is depicted on the large information board at the... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a notable fish and chip shop. Arrive at Whitby and there is plenty to do... More 

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North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and great villages en-route

1 Thank HOPSTER59
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Starting from Scarborough this is a great walking or cycling trail. Following the line of the old railway it's gentle inclines or easy enough for most. We have ridden it numerous times over the years but usually only as far s the lovely pub at Hayburn Wyke where we stop for lunch and visit the waterfall into the sea. Great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Well positioned path away from traffic, goes through lovely countryside, passes cafés and pub along its route for refreshment. Easy access from a variety of places en route.

Thank Linda H
Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We walked part of the former railway line, now used by cyclists and walkers..and occasional horse riders ! The temperature on the day we walked from Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby was very warm, so we just ambled along , taking our time...as the Cinder Track remains on level ground, it's an easier way to walk than compared with the... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had done the Whitby end of this trail before but not this way. Great safe ride for the kids, as 99% on a cinder track. Just a few spots where we had to cross a public highway. Station tea rooms at Cloughton looked good, but was closing when we passed by!

1 Thank Tom Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stayed in Whitby 23/24th September. We are relatively new to cycling and decided to cycle Whitby to Scarborough and back in the day. Great cycling but a lot more ascent than we thought and expected,Robin hoods Bay to Ravenscar is a long uphill ascent of around 6 miles but wasn't to bad, downhill from Ravenscar to scarborough, the tea rooms... More 

Thank wilkosIsleOfAxeholme
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Unfortunately Some parts of this trail have been used as a dumping ground for old kitchen appliances and rubbish which not only spoils the view but also could be a danger to children. We walked some distance down the track, didn't see any cyclists though this is a popular route to bike along. It's a great shame that the Scarborough... More 

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