North York Moors

North York Moors logo
Browse section
Cyclists on coastal route by Discovery Photography

Scarborough to Ravenscar

The former railway line (now known as the ‘Cinder Track’) which links Scarborough to Ravenscar (and Whitby) is one of the foremost cycle routes in the UK. There are some great sea views and you won’t miss any of them scrutinising maps as the navigation is very simple and the Cinder Track is well signposted. Among the highlights is Ravenscar itself – a proposed Victorian resort, dubbed ‘The Town That Never Was’ – and the beach at Hayburn Wyke. There is also a selection of places to eat and drink right on the track which makes it particularly well suited to family cycling.

Cycle route info

Route type:
Moors to Sea Network
10½ miles (16.9km)
1½ to 2½ hours
Start point:
Cycle hire
Grid Ref:
OS Map:
Plenty of options in Scarborough, and en route at Cloughton, Hayburn Wyke and Ravenscar

About this cycle route