We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail

West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A great walk

We walked from Robin Hoods Bay to Ravenscar - Whilst this is listed as 4.5 miles it felt longer... read more

Reviewed today
Buxton68
,
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Urgent repairs needed.

Had a bike ride yesterday, first one this year, Scarborough to Ravenscar, having used this track... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John B
Read all 155 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“old railway” (20 reviews)
“cinder track” (21 reviews)
“robin hoods bay” (23 reviews)
LOCATION
West Parade Road, Scarborough, England
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (155)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"old railway"
in 20 reviews
"cinder track"
in 21 reviews
"robin hoods bay"
in 23 reviews
"hayburn wyke"
in 20 reviews
"cleveland way"
in 10 reviews
"off road"
in 6 reviews
"cycle ride"
in 5 reviews
"railway line"
in 3 reviews
"varied scenery"
in 2 reviews
"electric bikes"
in 2 reviews
"great walk"
in 5 reviews
"dog walking"
in 3 reviews
"the cliff"
in 5 reviews
"tea room"
in 4 reviews
"cyclists"
in 12 reviews
"route"
in 30 reviews
"viaduct"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed today

We walked from Robin Hoods Bay to Ravenscar - Whilst this is listed as 4.5 miles it felt longer. Almost immediately you leave Robin Hoods Bay the track starts to climb and maintains a steady 1 in 39 over the entire length - very steep...More

Thank Buxton68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a bike ride yesterday, first one this year, Scarborough to Ravenscar, having used this track for several years I was shocked at how bad the surface had become over Winter, potholes all over the place, very dangerous for bikers and fallen trees and branches...More

4  Thank John B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This track is wonderful for walkers, runners, horse riders and cyclists and goes through some of the best scenery on the North Yorkshire coast. That said restoration work on the cinder track is urgently needed as parts of the track are quite hazardous for cyclists....More

Thank John C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Some of the walk is great- cinder track. Some is thick mud! Wear good walking gear! Tea rooms on the walk to refresh.

1  Thank Bikerchick1956
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Great cycle ride and walk, with a decent coffee stop at The National Trust bungalow at Ravenscarr. The cinder track can get very muddy in places when it rains.

Thank wheezythepenguin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

After walking the coastal path from ravenscar to Robin Hood bay in wet muddy conditions we took the cinder path from Robin Hood bay to whitby it took just over 2 hours to complete the six miles it's a wonderful walk for families to partake...More

1  Thank John M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We did the first 10 km, walking into the city of Scarborough. You could arrange a neat round trip hike, by combining it with part of the Cleveland Trail; free maps are easily found in tourist centres.

1  Thank _dfwpollard
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Robin Hoods Bay end excellent for a spot of brambling followed by a couple of pints then the bus back to Scarborough

Thank sbrokid
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing path and goes absolutely miles! Pubs on the way to get refreshments and lots of people about. Lots of places for stopping off,- few kids parks along the way. Good cycle ride or on foot. Lots of reasons to go and get outside and...More

Thank Beth C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nice ride with great views along an old railway line. Definitely requires off-road bikes as rough in places and muddy after rain, the section out of Whitby is worst for mud. Two hills, one between Whitby and Robins Hood Bay and the other up to...More

Thank Andy W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 hotels in Scarborough
Marine Residence
151 reviews
.63 km away
Cumberland Hotel
306 reviews
.64 km away
The Crescent Hotel
620 reviews
.65 km away
Rivelyn Hotel
305 reviews
.67 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Eat Me Cafe & Social
783 reviews
.35 km away
Tops
59 reviews
.33 km away
The Green Room brasserie
222 reviews
.26 km away
Hanover Road Fish & Chips Ltd
64 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stephen Joseph Theatre
547 reviews
.39 km away
Scarborough Art Gallery
108 reviews
.57 km away
Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary
2,657 reviews
.62 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Marie B
28 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Liz M | Reviewed this property |
No steam train between Scarborough and Whitby. The steam train service to Whitby is from Pickering on the North Yorks Railway.
0
Votes
;