Walking on the Yorkshire Coast
Walking and hiking on the Yorkshire Coast is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ways to explore this beautiful part of the world.
Spectacular scenery, outstanding areas of natural beauty and breathtaking views are hard to avoid for walkers and hikers to the Yorkshire Coast thanks to the rolling green hills of the countryside, the dramatic coastline, and of course, the heather-clad moorland of the North York Moors – all of which combine perfectly to serve up a walkers paradise.
Whether you are a fan of long distance walking or in search of somewhere to go for a nice, leisurely stroll, you will be spoilt for choice on the coast - regardless of age, fitness or experience.
There are dozens of short walks encompassing everything from wildlife spotting routes and town trails (available in local Tourist Information Centres), to leisurely strolls in and around Scarborough, Whitby, Filey, Bridlington and the nearby coastal villages and market towns in the North York Moors.
If you enjoy long distance walking you will be spoilt for choice. The Cleveland Way National Trail, The Yorkshire Wolds Way, Spurn Point Walk, Levisham Moor and the Hole of Horcum, and Esk Valley Walk are just some of our more popular trails.
And let's not forget the walking routes at Flamborough and Bempton Cliffs and the Scarborough to Whitby 'Cinder Track'.
The Centenary Way was created in 1989 by North Yorkshire County Council and it covers 82 miles between York Minster and Filey on the East coast, linking sections of the Foss, Ebor, Derwent and Wolds Way.
Comprehensive guidebooks are available for all these long distance walks, which you can purchase via reputable websites or at local Tourist Information Centres.