GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hawsker to Whitby Walk

8 miles (13 km)

This circular walk takes you from the village of Hawkser to nearby Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast. There's much to enjoy with fine coastal cliff top views, a photogenic old railway viaduct and a wonderful ancient abbey.
The walk starts in Hawkser village and then follows a track north east to the coast where you can pick up the Cleveland Way. Follow the waymarked trail north west to Saltwick Bay and then onto Whitby where you will pass the famous abbey ruins.
The walk then heads south through the town to Fishburn Park where you will pick up a shared cycling and walking trail along the Cinder Track. You can then follow this old railway line south east, crossing the old Larpool Viaduct and passing neighbouring Stainsacre before returning to Hawkser.

Hawsker to Whitby OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hawsker to Whitby Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Hawsker - geograph.org.uk - 2000603

Hawsker

Hawsker station - geograph.org.uk - 2634393

Hawsker station, a former railway station on theScarborough & Whitby Railway. It opened on 16 July 1885, and served the villages ofHigh Hawsker,Low HawskerandStainsacre. Hawsker was a small intermediate stop and its ticket sales reflected this; it sold only 8,982 tickets in 1922. The station is now (2007) the headquarters of Trailways Cycle Hire and has old railway carriages used as accommodation on site.

Signpost for Hawsker - geograph.org.uk - 1801164

Signpost for Hawsker. The OS map shows a public footpath running up to Gnipe How and then joining a track to Hawsker. The photograph was taken on the Cleveland Way, which at this point digresses to the cliff top. Keywords: Signpost, wall, gate.

Footpath to the cliffs at Widdy Head - geograph.org.uk - 671185

Footpath to the cliffs at Widdy Head. This footpath joins the bridleway near Whitby Laithes Farm and the Cleveland Way at Widdy Head.

Saltwick Bay and Black Nab rock - geograph.org.uk - 1318843

Saltwick Bay and Black Nab rock

Whitby Abbey from Larpool Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 1605148

Whitby Abbey from Larpool Viaduct

The old railway north of the Larpool Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 1919051

The old railway north of the Larpool Viaduct

The old railway line, Stainsacre - geograph.org.uk - 1918643

The old railway line, Stainsacre

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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