Trailways is situated on the old train track running from Scarborough, through Cloughton, Ravenscar,
Robins Hood Bay, Hawsker and on to . It was originally constructed in 1885 and the last train ran along the track in 1965, leaving a perfect route for cycling off road, with the sea on one side and the moors on the other. Whitby
The old train track route is 21 miles each way, almost traffic free and mostly flat although it is slightly uphill as you go towards Ravenscar. There are occasional points where you have to go across a minor road, so obviously care would need to be taken with children.
You can pick up the cycle track just across the road from the cycle hire shop for a lovely ride into
, which is a quaint fishing village with lots of lovely cottages, shops and cafes leading down a very steep hill to the beach at the bottom. Probably best to leave your bike at the top and walk down unless you have very reliable brakes! Robin Hoods Bay
was once a smugglers port and many of the cottages had hidden passageways and interconnecting doors to hide their loot! Robins Hoods Bay