Walks and Trails

Looking for options to explore the local area’s heritage or countryside views, then choose one of the many walks within the National Park. Walks from 3 miles upwards are available on the National Park’s website. Explore the Rail Trail from Goathland to Grosmont, explore the line of George Stephenson’s original Whitby to Pickering line. All walks are accessible online and can be downloaded and printed off.

The Whitby Walking with Heritage Trail

This new Trail features nine of local artist Emma Stothard’s unique life-size sculptures inspired by Whitby’s fishing heritage dotted around Whitby.

The trail takes visitors around Whitby to discover the fascinating fishing heritage of the town. From the first female skipper in the North East (Dora Walker) to Victorian Photographer; Frank Meadow Sutcliffe.  The Trail is one of 4 available with an interactive guide in the APP ‘Love Exploring’ (Go to your APP Store to download it or https://loveexploring.co.uk/) The ‘Love Exploring’ app also offers family quizzes for Whitby and the surrounding areas making the most of your visit with all the family.

Whitby Town Walking Tours

The idea behind Whitby Town Walking Tours was to tell the story of the town. Their original plan was to craft a single tour capturing Whitby’s rich history, geology and importance during the Age of Discovery. They decided that one tour could not do this justice and instead they decided to offer four unique tours – Whitby & Whitby Abbey, Voyages of Discovery, Jurassic Coast and Art & Literature.

Each tour offers something for everyone and they are suitable for all ages. This isn’t just a regurgitation of facts, but rather something to be enjoyed and hopefully returned to time and again.

Take an App Tour of Whitby

They have partnered up with VoiceMap to offer GPS autoplay tours of Whitby.

This means you can enjoy a tour of Whitby with a local guide at any time of day and at your own pace. VoiceMap’s technology means that its impossible to not keep up: the audio begins when you’re in place.

Whitby to Sandsend

Enjoy a beach walk from Whitby to Sandsend, stopping off for lunch or a snack in one of the many local eateries in the village before returning- but watch out for the tide!! Tide times available here. The walk is approximately a 5 mile round trip, but you could always walk there then get the X4 bus back!