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Cyclists near Danby Beacon by Tony Bartholomew

Whitby to Danby

Starting at the seaside in Whitby, follow peaceful back lanes and country roads through the beautiful Esk Valley into the heart of the North York Moors. After passing through quiet villages like Ruswarp, Aislaby and Egton, there’s a gentle climb across moorland to the magnificent viewpoint of Danby Beacon. Your efforts are easily repaid by the view of the moors and the sea from the top, before descending to The Moors National Park Centre and on to the moorland village of Danby.

Cycle route info

Route type:
Moors to Sea Network
15 miles (24km)
2 to 3 hours
Start point:
Cycle hire
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Plenty of choices in Whitby, plus pubs and/or cafés in Danby, Egton, Aislaby and Ruswarp, and a café at The National Park Moors Centre, Danby

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