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Whitby Walks and Walking Guide

North York Moors, North Yorkshire

Find circular walks near Whitby which is situated on the North Sea coast in 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 Teesside. Highlights include the Cleveland Way along the coast and the surrounding moors.

All walks are free to download and print, and all have mapping and GPX files. The routes are predominantly moorland walks however the coastal walks can be shortened and make excellent family circular walks.

★ = GPS file available

3533Mallyan Spout and Beck Hole from Goathland easy3.00
3532Runswick Bay to Staitheseasy3.80
3337Dundale Pond from Levisham easy4.80
3534Dundale Pond & Hole of Horcum from Saltergateeasy/mod5.20
1012Glaisdale, Great Fryup Dale and Eskdale from Lealholmmoderate7.50
1464Sleights Moor from Blue Mooreasy/mod7.75
1450Little & Great Fryup Dales from Duck Bridgemoderate8.25
1397Hole of Horcum from Levisham Stationeasy/mod8.50
1744Hayburn Wyke & Ravenscar along the Cleveland Waymoderate8.50
3471Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscarmoderate8.50
1743Sneaton Thorpe & Littlebeck from May Beckmoderate8.90
2091Kettleness and Mickleby from Lythemoderate9.70
1452Leaholm Moor & Scaling Dammoderate9.75
1623Burn Howe Rigg from Jugger Howes moderate10.00
2130Robin Hood's Bay & Hawkser from Fylingthorpemoderate10.00
1396Hole of Horcum and Saltergate Brow from Locktonmoderate10.25
1758Newton House Plantation & Stony Leasmoderate10.30
2583Iburndale and the Esk Valley from Stainsacremoderate10.30
1841Saltburn and Skelton from Skinningrovemoderate10.40
1675The Esk Valley & Egton High Moor moderate10.50
1922Goathland & Howl Moors moderate11.20
1930Wheeldale Moor circular moderate11.30
2090Easington Beck & Staithes from Loftusmoderate11.50
1602Saltergate, Fylingdales & Allerston High Moormoderate11.50

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

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