Embark on an adventure along the Yorkshire Coast and take in some wonderful surroundings and fresh sea air. Whether you’re heading on tour with your dog and want to set off on some scenic walks or are after some cycling routes, there’s something for everyone, as Route YC explain…

After a cycling adventure?

There are some brilliant cycling routes to explore along the Yorkshire Coast…

Whitby – Scarborough (22 miles)

This 22 mile route offers plenty of scenery as you head along a coastal track that takes you from Whitby to Scarborough. As it follows a National Cycle Network route, you don’t have to worry about any traffic, and can instead focus on the beautiful sights that include Robin Hood’s Bay and Larpool Viaduct.

A gate leading into woodland at Hayburn Wyke
Hayburn Wyke

Driffield – Bridlington (19.3 miles)

A slightly shorter route, this ride will lead you down quiet country lanes as you embark from Driffield and head to Bridlington. On your way to the seaside resort, you’ll journey through beautiful little villages where you can stop for refreshments, as well as the landscapes that were the inspiration for David Hockney’s Woldgate.

A signpost pointing to Driffield and Bridlington

Take a stroll with a canine companion…

Heading to the Yorkshire Coast with a four-legged friend? There are some brilliant routes and walks to try out!

Fraiserthorpe Beach Walk

The quiet beach at Fraiserthorpe is to the south of Bridlington. Dog friendly all year long, there’s the added bonus of it being a good spot for spotting shells.

Sandsend to Whitby Walk, via West Cliff Beach

Head towards the iconic Whitby Abbey as you and your canine companion take in plenty of fresh sea air and coastal views.

West Cliff Beach
West Cliff Beach – image courtesy of Andrews Walks

Embark on a walk through nature…

The Yorkshire Coast has some beautiful routes that provide some wonderful views.

Bridlington South Landing Beach Walk

Ideal for anyone who loves being close to nature, this coastal walk will allow you to journey through Flamborough Head’s countryside. In the process, you can take in some sights of historic interest, such as the unusual weathervane at the Church of St Oswald.

The sea on a clear blue day at Brldlington South Landing Beach
Bridlington South Landing Beach

Upon reaching South Landing, take the cliff top path and you’ll be able to see the beautiful Bridlington Bay. Crossing two scenic ravines will then lead you to the Old Fall nature trail, where you can take in more than 300 wildflower species.

Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay

This walk will allow you to embark on an exploration of some rocky beach coves – and you may even get to see a seal colony. The route – known as The Cinder Track – takes you through Ravenscar, and is part of the old Scarborough to Whitby railway.

A seal on the shore
Image courtesy of Andrews Walks

A more gentle stroll

If you’d rather have a more leisurely walk along the Yorkshire Coast, there are some wonderful routes to take.

Runswick Bay Walk

If you’re looking for more of a gentle walk, this could be ideal. The two-mile walk will take you along the clifftops of Runswick Bay, where you can enjoy beautiful views over the Bay itself and Port Mulgrave. The route follows the Cleveland Way National Trail and should only take about an hour to complete at a normal walking pace.

Cliffs and the sea on an overcast day

Broxa Forest Walk, North York Moors National Park

Head from the village of Broxa to embark on a circular woodland walk in Broxa Forest. The track will allow you to get close to nature as you head through coniferous plantation and mixed woodland. The route then takes you to the escarpment edge of Barn’s Cliff, which will allow you to see some beautiful views over Harwood Dale.

A couple walking a dog with green countryside ahead
Image courtesy of Andrews Walks

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