GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Whitby Walks

1 miles (1.4 km)

This North Yorkshire seaside town is a hugely popular place for walkers. There's riverside trails, wonderful coastal paths, beautiful beaches and numerous fascinating historical sites to visit in the area.
This walk explores the historic Whitby Abbey. The abbey is run by English Heritage and includes some pleasant footpaths taking your around the photogenic ruins of the gothic abbey. The 7th-century Christian monastery later became a Benedictine abbey dating from the 13th century. It's positioned in a wonderful spot overlooking the North Sea to the east of Whitby.
The Cleveland Way National Trail runs past the abbey. You can pick up this waymarked footpath and follow it east on the popular Whitby to Robin's Hood Bay Walk. The nearby village of Robin's Hood Bay is particular picturesque and can be reached along a stunning section of coast. Heading west will take you along the Whitby to Runswick Bay Walk.
To the south there's the Whitby to Ruswarp Circular Walk which will take you to the impressive Larpool Viaduct with views of the River Esk Estuary on the way.


YO22 4JT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Whitby OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Whitby Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Whitby


The Endeavour is located in a lovely spot overlooking the River Esk on the East side of Whitby. They serve excellent fish and chips and also have a fine selection of ales. You can find them on Church Street at postcode YO22 4AS for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

Please keep dogs on leads in the abbey grounds. The Endeavour mentioned above is also dog friendly.


Whitby Abbey - - 2381533

Whitby Abbey 1

Whitby Abbey - - 2092757

Whitby Abbey 2

Whitby, upper harbour - - 2004573

Upper harbour

The Harbour, Whitby - - 2611579

The Harbour

Whitby Sands, Whitby - - 2637072

Whitby Sands

Lower Harbour, Whitby - - 2646557

Lower Harbour

View across Whitby Sands from Whitby Churchyard - - 3472327

View across Whitby Sands from Whitby Churchyard

Whitby, The 'Wellington' - - 1878156

The Wellington pub


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