GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Whitby to Scarborough

20 miles (32.5 km)

This walk follows a section of the Cleveland Way between these two major towns on the Yorkshire coast. It's one of the finest stretches of coast in the country, with visits to Whitby Abbey, Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough Castle to enjoy. It's a 21 mile walk along rugged coastline with some challenging climbs, so it's best to allow 2 days for completion.
Highlights on the first section of the route include a visit to the atmospheric ruins of Whitby Abbey and the delightful fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay. The second leg of the trip runs from Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough, passing Compton Cliff, Beast Cliff, Ravenscar and North Sands Beach before finishing at the remains of Scarborough Castle. This section also passes the delightful Hayburn Wyke Nature Reserve. The coastal reserve includes a lovely beach, a secluded cove, woodland trails and a pretty waterfall. It's a good place to stop for refreshments at the fine Hayburn Wyke Inn.
To extend the walk continue along the Cleveland Way on the Scarborough to Filey Walk. It's another wonderful stretch of coast with more exhilarating cliff tops and great views.
For an inland cycle route between the two towns see the Whitby to Scarborough Cycle Route.

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

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


Whitby view - - 103837

Whitby view

Coast near Whitby, North Yorkshire (23456080552)

Coast near Whitby

Saltwick Bay - - 3495

Saltwick Bay

South Whitby lighthouse near Whitestone Point - - 266361

South Whitby lighthouse near Whitestone Point


Robins Hood's Bay




GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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