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Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail

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Address: West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
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only got half way but great trail

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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.

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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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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!

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Thank Tom Y
isle of axeholme
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

You can walk cycle run all the way from Scalby to sands end past Whitby on the old railway passing haybern wyke pub on the way why not call off and have a walk down to the rocks, you can almost here the ghostly steam trains that used ride these ways.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Recommend you stop off at The Station tea rooms at Cloughton. Open Saturday to Wednesday 10am - 5pm. Great food, friendly staff a must.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We cycled from Whitby to Scarborough and return. 40 plus miles on the same day. God my bits ached for a few days afterwards. It was a lovely day when we did the Trail and the first point of note is that at the beginning of the Cinder Trail there is a big sign but the path goes two ways... More 

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Snaith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We decided to walk the cinder path as it had been raining the day before and the track was pretty dry walking. It is 4 and a half miles to Ravenscar and we took it easy. There were numerous peddle bikes along the way but it did not put us off in any way. There are some wonderful views of... More 

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