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View from Ravenscar to Robin Hood's Bay by Mike Kipling

Coast and Forest Circular

Head out from the seaside town of Scarborough on a thrilling 32-mile explorer route that also offers a great taste of the much longer Moor to Sea Cycle Network. First you ride north, along the former railway line known as the ‘Cinder Track’, before turning south at Ravenscar for the forest sections through Harwood Dale and Langdale to the viewpoint at Highwood Brow. Then return east to Scarborough – enjoying fine views, a beautiful valley and enchanting woodland – along forest roads that are broad, smooth and easy to ride.

Cycle route info

Route type:
Explorer route
32 miles (51.5km)
5 to 6 hours
Start point:
Cycle hire
Grid Ref:
OS Map:
En route at Cloughton, Hayburn Wyke and Ravenscar; also pubs and cafés at various points just off the route
GPX file, MMO file

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