Scarborough to Whitby to Via National Cycle Route No1

Scarborough to Whitby on National cycle Route No1.

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Using the National Cycle Route No 1. The cycle ride 22milesfrom Scarborough out along
the coast northwards to Whitby passing numerous lovely villages and fishing ports along the way. The route is traffic free with the exception of one small section near Ravenscar, and there are several cafes to stop at along the route on the cycle trail. You will encounter some hill climbs along the route.

We joined the National Cycle Route No 1 at the far end of Candler Street in Scarborough which is situated about a quarter of a mile due west from Scarborough Railway Station running off Gladstone Road. Cycle to the end of Candler Street away from Gladstone Road and you will come to a grassed area with a path/ cycle path leading to the right, northwards. Follow the path which takes you along under the local roadways and after a few hundred yards you will be cycling along the path through a grassed, parkland type of area.

Continue to cycle along the path which takes you past the suburbs of Scarborough and after about three quarters of a mile you cycle past the area known as Scarborough North Cliff on your right. Continue along the cycle path over the small bridge and after about 50 yards after the bridge you pass the site of the old Scalby Mills Railway Station.

You continue along the trail northwards and you are soon cycling out in the open Yorkshire
countryside with the cliffs and sea nearby on your right hand side. On a half miles further along the trail you pass by the village of Burniston on your left and shortly after that you come to the Old Station Tea Rooms, just in case you want some refreshments.

For the rest of the journey you continue along this great dedicated cycle path as it takes you near the sea at Cloughton and on past Ravenscar and up around the cliff tops near Robin Hoods Bay. Make sure you stop and enjoy the spectacular views across Robin Hoods Bay. Robin Hood’s Bay is well worth a visit but be warned it is a severe climb back up from the village and you will probably end up walking back up to the cycle trail. Then the trail takes you slightly inland to the village of Hawkser where you can stop and enjoy the café at the headquarters of Trailways, cycle Hire. You can also get some useful information on this route and others in the area from Trailways. Then you can continue on your way to Whitby and after about a further one and a half miles you cycle over the Larpool Viaduct which spans The River Esk as you approach Whitby.

As you cross Larpool Viaduct the trail takes you into Whitby and brings you out by Prospect hill at the top end of Whitby town centre. Whitby is an historic fishing town famous for its association with Captain Cook and its Abbey, as well as its medieval styled streets in the old town.

Cycle is available on the route from Trailways cycle Hire at Hawkser Railway Station approximately 2 miles south of Whitby.

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