Walking, Cycling and Horse Riding
Walking & Horse Riding
The local countryside is abundant with picturesque locations for you to explore and enjoy; teaming with wildlife, flora and forna and full of history and intrigue. Walkers are welcomed and there are plenty of maintained and signposted routes. In fact with over 1,400 miles of paths and tracks to choose from, in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park alone, the area is packed with abundant opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. In season the Park operates a moorbus to enable visitors to enjoy some of the linear walking routes the area has to offer.
The public rights of way within the North York Moors are marked using the national colour coding system:
YELLOW - Public footpath - walkers only
BLUE - Public bridleway - walkers and horse-riders, cyclists too, but give way to other users
RED - Byway - all traffic. Drivers please give way
WHITE - Concessionary path - Not a public right of way, but the landowner invites you to enjoy it.
Visit the North Yorkshire Moors National Park website to purchase walking, cycling and riding routes and guides.
Click here and here for more walking routes in and around Whitby.
To enjoy the area to the full, whilst ensuing the safety of you dog and the local wildlife and livestock, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the advice from the North York Moors National Park:
Dog Walking Advice
Cycling in and around Whitby
Whitby is a fantastic place to go cycling, and not just for the super-fit!
Bike hire is available from Trailways in Hawsker where you can cycle almost completely hill free all the way to Scarborough and back along the disused railway.
Bike repair services are available from Dr Cranks on Skinner Street.
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