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Highwood Brow to Ravenscar by Mike Kipling

Scarborough to Highwood Brow

The leg of the Moor to Sea route with perhaps the greatest variety – fine views, ancient woodland, wildflower verges and lush green dales dotted with farms. It’s just a stone’s throw from Scarborough, but the area has a sleepy, timeless quality all of its own. The forest roads are broad, smooth and easy to ride, and you finish with breath-taking views from Highwood Brow. The only section of the route that requires extra care is the steep tarmac hill near Wrench Green, though if you have to get off and push it’s not far!

Cycle route info

Route type:
Moors to Sea Network
8 miles (12.9km)
1½ to 2½ hours
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Cycle hire
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Plenty of choice in Scarborough. En route at Everley, plus picnic sites at Throxenby Mere, Raincliffe Woods, Hazel Head and Highwood Brow

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