GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mulgrave Woods

4 miles (5.8 km)

These pretty woods near Whitby have some nice walking trails to try. On the estate you'll find miles of tracks and paths leading to becks, waterfalls and the interesting ruins of Mulgrave Castle. It's a great place to go when the sea front is too windy as the paths are all nicely sheltered.
Start your walk on the coast at Sandsend where there is a car park just to the west of the beach. Then follow the paths west along the East Bow Beck and you will come to the castle after a mile or so. The Norman castle is thought to have been built by Nigel Fossard who obtained the property after theNorman Conquest.
After rounding the castle you can pick up paths along the Sandsend Beck to lead you back to the car park.
Please note the woods are open to the public from dawn to dusk on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the year except for the month of May when they are closed for the entire month. On certain Sundays you can visit the beautiful gardens. See the link below for details.
Sandsend is on the Cleveland Way so it's easy to extend your walk along the coast. Heading east will take you into Whitby, while heading north takes you to the lovely Runswick Bay.


YO21 3SY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Mulgrave Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mulgrave Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head into Sandsend and you could try The Hart Inn for some post walk refreshments. This fine pub is located in a excellent location just yards from Sandsend beach. The inn does excellent food including some delicious crab sandwiches. They also have a lovely large garden area for fine weather. You can find them at East Row with a postcode of YO21 3SU for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Sandsend Walk starts from the nearby fishing village and heads to Runswick Bay before returning through the countryside and visiting the woods. It's a nice way to explore the coast, countryside and woods of the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North York Moors Walks page.


Sawmill, Mulgrave Woods - - 188673

Sawmill, Mulgrave Woods

Mulgrave Woods - NZ854121 - - 188674

Mulgrave Woods

Mulgrave Woods - Shed - - 188645

Mulgrave Woods

Bridge Over East Row Beck - - 279980

Bridge Over East Row Beck

Old Mulgrave Castle - - 1626010

Old Mulgrave Castle

Mulgrave Castle - - 647899

Mulgrave Castle

Mulgrave Castle - - 17317

Mulgrave Castle

Footbridge, East Row Beck - - 401794

Footbridge, East Row Beck


GPS Files

GPX File

Mulgrave Woods.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Mulgrave Woods.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)