First you ride north, along the former railway line known as the ‘Cinder Track’, before turning south at Ravenscar for the forest sections through Harwood Dale and Langdale to the viewpoint at Highwood Brow. Then return east to Scarborough – enjoying fine views, a beautiful valley and enchanting woodland – along forest roads that are broad, smooth and easy to ride.
About this cycle route
Explorer route, for mountain bikes and hybrids. It's easy cycling on the Cinder Track, with a gradual incline and a gravel surface. Otherwise, it's an undulating ride on quiet back roads and forest tracks, with some steep ascents and descents.
Alternative start points are Ravenscar or Highwood Brow (where there's a Forestry Commission car park).
* Ravenscar headland and its magnificent views
* A stop at the old station tea rooms at Cloughton
* Explore the secret woods and beach at Hayburn Wyke