The Cinder Track is a traffic-free route along the old railway line. It runs from Whitby all the way the Scarborough, calling at the quaint Robin Hoods Bay as it meanders along the Yorkshire coast. Its a simple single track to follow so you can’t really get lost, just go as far or as little as you want, then head back along the same path.
- From Whitby train station head inland up Bagdale.
- At the mini roundabout – with Arundel House in front of you – take the second exit up the right-hand side of Arundel House, signposted dead-end (you should immediately see the Cinder Track archway in front of you)
- Go through the archway and turn immediately left, up the slipway onto the Cinder Track.
Once on the track just follow it for as far as you want:
- Two hours should get you to Robin Hoods Bay and back, a picturesque fishing village with family-friendly beaches. Head down the bank to the old village for fish & chips or a well earned pint!
- Just a little further on from Robin Hoods Bay is Boggle Hole, a quiet but fantastic beach.
- Three hours there and back is Ravenscar. Head here for great views along the coast back towards Whitby, or afternoon tea at Ravens Hall Hotel.
- In four hours you could visit Hayburn Wyke. The excellent inn provides very welcome food and drink, then walk down through the wooded valley to a magnificent rocky cove complete with tumbling waterfall.
- Or make a day of it. In around six hours you can can ride the full track to Scarborough and back. The infamous Yorkshire seaside town has something for everyone and marks the midway point of a fantastic daylong ride.