North York Moors

North York Moors logo
Browse section
Cycling by Discovery Photography

Whitby to Ravenscar

Discover the best coastal scenery on the entire Moor to Sea Network on this classic ride between Whitby and the sweeping headland of Ravenscar, via Hawsker and Robin Hood’s Bay. At the start of the route you cycle over the River Esk, high up on a viaduct which seems far too grand for a cycle path but, of course, like the rest of the trail, it was originally designed for the railway. This entire route is now part the ‘Cinder Track’, following the line of the former Whitby to Scarborough railway – it’s well signposted throughout.

Cycle route info

Route type:
Moors to Sea Network
Distance:
11 miles (17.7km)
Time:
1½ to 2½ hours
Start point:
Cycle hire
Grid Ref:
OS Map:
Refreshments:
Plenty of choice in Whitby, plus en route at Hawsker, Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar

About this cycle route