North York Moors Cycleway


Explore the delights of the North York Moors, considered by many to be one of the best kept secrets in cycling.

The North York Moors Cycleway passes through our iconic heather landscape, around hidden valleys, meander through deep forests and experience stunning views along our rugged coastline on a 171 mile (276km) figure of eight loop.

If you're not quite up for doing the full route, it joins up with the Esk Valley Railway, meaning some sections can be done as a car-free day out.

'Brake for cake' at one of the growing number of cycling friendly caf├ęs the area has to offer or stop off at a traditional pub along the way. Take in the wealth of history with castles, museums and ruined abbeys and lost industries with folklore and tales of smuggling for a true North York Moors adventure.

You can also read about the route and download instructions for each section of the North York Moors Cycleway:

  1. Pickering to Scarborough (22.6 miles, 38km)
  2. Scarborough to Whitby (17.5 miles, 31km)
  3. Whitby to Hutton le Hole (34.5 miles, 55km)
  4. Hutton le Hole to Helmsley (19.4 miles, 31km)
  5. Helmsley to Osmotherley (35.6 miles, 55km)
  6. Osmotherley to Rosedale Abbey (31.8 miles, 50km)
  7. Rosedale Abbey to Pickering (11.6 miles, 20km)

If you're not quite up for doing the full route, some sections also join up with the Esk Valley Railway, meaning some can be done as a car-free day out.

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