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Great Walks to Enjoy in the Whitby and Scarborough AreaIf you are planning a trip to the North Yorkshire coast shortly and you are going to be based at one of the local hotels in Whitby or in Scarborough accommodation, why not enjoy some of the local walks in the area?

Apart from the obvious coastal walks around Whitby, there are far more walking routes to explore if you enjoy getting out in the great outdoors or if you prefer more challenging walking routes. Why not venture onto the Whitby to Scarborough RailTrail, this is a relatively easy grade walking route of 21 miles. The RailTrail is a converted track which was once used by the North Eastern Railway; today it is used by walkers and cyclists between the two coastal resorts.

The route offers walkers a leisurely trail with plenty of picturesque scenery and some ideal places to stop for a picnic along the way. It’s ideal as you can choose to just go one way and then catch one of the local buses back to Whitby.

For anyone who is looking for more of a challenge, the coast-to-coast walk is largely considered as one of the most popular in this part of the country, although it is a 190 mile route. This walking route was originally designed by the famous walking author Alfred Wainwright and travels across three national parks: North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

The section across the North York Moors is nearest to Whitby and people taking this walk will find it offers up some truly spectacular scenery. The full route can seem a little daunting, but why not walk just a little of the route? It can offer you some wonderful scenery and provide you with a walking experience to remember.

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