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Scarborough Walks and Walking Guide

North York Moors, North Yorkshire

Scarborough is situated on the North Sea coast just outside the southern border of the North York Moors National Park. It is an ideal centre for those who wish to explore the moors and coast of this wonderful National Park. The town has excellent local amenities including cafés, bars and restaurants. Accommodation in the area is varied including campsites and caravan parks. Public transport does provide links to some of the walks in this beautiful area and there is a rail service from York.

All walks are free to download and print all have GPS files. The highlights are walks along the coast from Robin Hood's Bay as far south as Flamborough Head in neighbouring East Yorkshire. Other areas worth exploring are the moors with many walks offering wonderful views into the dales that bisect the landscape.

★ = GPS file available

3533Mallyan Spout and Beck Hole from Goathland easy3.00
3337Dundale Pond from Levisham easy4.80
3534Dundale Pond & Hole of Horcum from Saltergateeasy/mod5.20
3428Boynton from Rudston circular easy6.50
2921Bempton Cliffs from Flamborough easy/mod6.70
1464Blue Bank & Sleights Mooreasy/mod7.75
3247Stockingdale and Muston from Hunmanbyeasy/mod7.80
1395Broxa & Broxa Foresteasy/mod8.25
1397Hole of Horcum from Levisham Stationeasy/mod8.50
3471Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscarmoderate8.50
1744Hayburn Wyke from Ravenscar along the Cleveland Waymoderate8.50
1743Sneaton Thorpe & Littlebeck from May Beckmoderate8.90
1620Flamborough Head from Flamborough easy/mod9.70
1623Burn Howe Rigg from Jugger Howes moderate10.00
2130Robin Hood's Bay & Hawkser from Fylingthorpemoderate10.00
2325Troutsdale Circular moderate10.10
1564Hayburn Wyke from Scalby, Near Scarborough moderate10.20
1631Scarborough to Filey via the Cleveland Way moderate10.20
1396Hole of Horcum and Saltergate Brow from Locktonmoderate10.25
2583Iburndale and the Esk Valley from Stainsacremoderate10.30
1758Newton House Plantation & Stony Leasmoderate10.30
1630Camp Dale & Hunmanby from Filey moderate10.50
1922Goathland & Howl Moors moderate11.20
1930Wheeldale Moor circular moderate11.30
1602Saltergate, Fylingdales & Allerston High Moormoderate11.50

The walks listed above are the nearest 25 from Scarborough when measured in a straight line.

Recommended Reading

The North York Moors

The North York MoorsThis guidebook describes 50 circular day walking routes in the North York Moors. The moors offer no great height but cover seven regions; the Tabular Hills, Hambleton Hills, Cleveland Hills, Northern Moors, High Moors, Eastern Moors and Cleveland Coast. There is also a four-day route following the classic Lyke Wake Walk.
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Further Information

Walk Location Map

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Walking in North York Moors

The North York Moors National Park combines dramatic coastal scenery and wild upland moorland with beautiful rural scenery and interesting villages. In addition to these basic ingredients, there are many points of interest from industrial heritage to ruined abbeys and a steam railway. With a well developed network of footpaths and bridle ways this National Park provides a wonderful range of walks. More Information

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