Cinder Track

The Cinder Track follows the route of the old railway from Scarborough to Whitby.

From 1885 until it’s closure in 1965 the old railway line took goods and passengers up and down the North Yorkshire coast

After it closed, Scarborough Borough Council bought the line. The track ballast was made from cinders rather than crushed stone, hence the name the Cinder Track. 

Now it’s an off road route through the North York Moors National Park for walkers, horse riders and cyclists,

The route is well signposted all the way along.

The distance from Scarborough to Whitby along the Cinder Track is 21.5 miles and has many stop off points where you can explore the:

  • Quaint villages of Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar or Cloughton
  • Quiet bays such as Crook Ness, Cloughton Wyke, Hayburn Wyke Stoupe Beck Sands or Maw Wyke Hole
  • Magnificent architecture of the 13 spans, 120 feet (36.5 metre) high Larpool Viaduct over the River Esk in Whitby or
  • Make a circular walk of it by taking in part of the Cleveland Way.

Track entrance in Whitby