The Yorkshire Coast is an ideal destination to head to if you’re after a variety of routes that let you breathe in some fresh sea air while enjoying some beautiful views. Regardless of whether you’re looking for cycle tracks, are touring with your dog or want to enjoy some relaxed walks surrounded by nature, there will be something for you, as Route YC shows us here…

Cycling routes

Embark on a two-wheeled expedition along these stunning Yorkshire Coast routes…

Whitby – Scarborough

This is a 22 mile expedition that is sure to provide you with an abundance of scenery. Taking you along a National Cycle Network route, you won’t have to worry about any traffic and can instead enjoy the wonderful views on offer, including Larpool Viaduct and Robin Hood’s Bay.

A gate leading to Hayburn Wyke
Hayburn Wyke

Driffield – Bridlington

Taking 19.3 miles, this route takes you down quiet country lanes. As you head to the seaside resort of Bridlington, you’ll come across some picturesque villages which offer a place to stop for refreshments. You’ll also pass through the landscapes that were the inspiration for David Hockney’s Woldgate.

A sign post pointing to Driffield and Bridlington

Touring with a canine companion?

If you’re heading to the Yorkshire Coast with your dog, there are some routes and walks that you’re both certain to enjoy…

Fraiserthorpe Beach Walk

Fraiserthorpe is a quiet beach that is found to the south of Bridlington. With the bonus of being dog friendly all year round, it’s a great spot for hunting for shells.

Sandsend to Whitby Walk, via West Cliff Beach

This walk takes you towards Whitby Abbey – made famous by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The route provides you with the ideal chance to enjoy some fresh coastal air and sea views.

An overcast day at West Cliff Beach
West Cliff Beach – image courtesy of Andrew Walks

Take a walk through nature

There are some wonderful routes to take along the Yorkshire Coast that allow you to get close to nature…

Bridlington South Landing Beach Walk

This walk takes you on a voyage through Flamborough Head’s countryside. Take in some historic artefacts along the way, including the rather unusual weathervane that can be found above the Church of St Oswald.

After reaching South Landing, you can head along a cliff top path and see Bridlington Bay. From there, journey across two scenic ravines and you will reach the Old Fall nature trail, home to over 300 wildflower species.

A bright day at Bridlington South Landing Beach

Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay

Explore these rocky beach coves and, if you’re lucky, you may get to see a seal colony. Known as The Cinder Track, the route takes you along Ravenscar and was formerly part of the old Scarborough to Whitby railway.

A seal on the beach
Image courtesy of Andrew Walks

A more relaxed ramble

If you would prefer to take a gentle walk, there are some stunning routes to embark on along the Yorkshire Coast.

Runswick Bay Walk

This two-mile walk leads you along the clifftops of Runswick Bay, in the process allowing you to take in the wonderful views of the Bay itself, as well as Port Mulgrave. Following the Cleveland Way National Trail, the walk should only take you around an hour to complete, if you’re walking at a normal pace.

An overcast day at Runswick Bay

Broxa Forest Walk, North York Moors National Park

From the village of Broxa you can begin a circular woodland walk in Broxa Forest. Taking you through coniferous plantation and mixed woodland, the route gives you the opportunity to see plenty of greenery, before you reach Barn’s Cliff. From here, you can take in stunning views over Harwood Dale.

A couple walking a dog on a track with greenery all around
Image courtesy of Andrew Walks

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