Days Out Scarborough & Whitby

Walks & The Great Outdoors

In line with Government guidance on COVID-19, some businesses remain closed whilst others have the go ahead to open. Social distancing restrictions remain in place. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.

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Have fun (re-)discovering Scarborough, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks – a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air.

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Curious About Whitby

COVID19 restrictions in place – Due to the changing nature of the situation, visitors to always check our website for the latest info.

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry England, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.
Great play area for children, accessible walking and cycling trails for all.
Cafes and bike hire centre.
Dalby Activity Centre, Go Ape and Forest Segway is also here.
Adderstone Field has the Enchanted Wood and the Gruffalo Trail which are also fantastic for kids.
Staindale Lake is great for picnics.
£9 per car in summer, £5 in winter

Dalby Forest
YO18 7LT
01751 472771

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Scarborough Strollers

CANCELLED for foreseeable future due to COVID-19

Any parents are welcome to join us for the opportunity to meet new friends whilst getting out for a walk around our wonderful town!

Children are welcome, with or without a pram, but please read the route and see if the length of each walk is suitable for your little one to manage on foot.

Alternate weeks the walk will be kept around the Marine Drive to try and keep central for those who don’t drive or can’t access walks further away, the in between weeks will be walks in the surrounding area of Scarborough, somewhere different every week to discover new areas and keep it fresh for the children! All walks will be pushchair friendly 😊

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The Scarborough Trails

The Scarborough Trails are a collection of walks around Scarborough with things to see and activities to do along the way. Give our trails a go, they are a great way to get outside and experience Scarborough alone or with your friends, family and neighbours.

The trails belong to everyone in Scarborough, and they’re yours to use as you like, so join in! There is something for everyone – whatever your age, whatever your ability, whatever your interests.

Download a trail map, grab some friends, family or neighbours and go and explore Scarborough!

In association with North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council.


Bempton Cliffs

Located on the cliff road from Bempton village (on the B1229 road from Flamborough to Filey), YO15 1JF, follow the brown tourist signs.

Great place for a walk and to watch birds, particularly puffins. 200,000 plus birds can be seen on the cliffs from April to August. New visitor centre (costs £6 when open or free to members) with indoor discovery zone.

You can walk along way along the cliff tops. To the left, there are accessible paths and the right, slightly rougher tracks. Out to the cliffs, there are accessible wooden platforms to give you the best possible view of nesting birds. Good signage helping you spot the birds.

Bike About Filey

Filey and the surrounding area hosts some excellent cycle rides whether you are new to cycling or an experienced rider. Want to keep the children entertained? Like the idea of exploring the Yorkshire Wolds villages at a slower pace than in the car? We have the bikes to suit, whatever your plans.

Flexible packages from 2 hours to as long as you need.

Please give us a call and we will try to accommodate your individual needs.

4A Hope Street, Filey YO14 9DL

01723 518314

Cinder Track

No official car park and FREE

Scarborough to Whitby – follows the old railway line and gives stunning views of the coast and countryside. 21 miles of track ideal for walking, biking and riding

Cleveland Way: Robin Hoods Bay to Boggle Hole

This is a great walk for all ages with beautiful views and lots to do along the way.


Tide permitting: Walk along the beach (south) from Robin Hoods Bay to Boggle Hole. Along the way, search for fossils, shells and rock pools – a great beach to explore and have fun.  Boggle Hole is the home to YHA Boggle Hole. The hostel was once an old mill and is tucked away practically on the shoreline of an old smugglers cove which you get to by walking across a bridge. They have a lovely café which serves great refreshments as well as running Seashore Safari’s and much more. The tide comes in very quickly and you can get cut off so you can return to Robin’s Hoods Bay on the Cleveland Way, on top of the cliffs. Climb up the path between the hostel and the beach (on your left as you look out to sea) and follow it all the way. This is an accessible route for little legs and brings you out about the Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hoods Bay. There are spectacular views. For very little legs, I suggest a carrier as there are steps at both ends. The walk can be done either way depending on the tide.


Danes Dyke, Bridlington

Danes Dyke; Jutting out miles into the North Sea, the headland has in the past been effectively cut off by the construction, in the Iron Age, of the erroneously named Danes’ Dyke, which encloses five square miles of the peninsula. The end of the Dyke is a deep ravine on the south side of the Headland, where it exits into Bridlington Bay There are a number of nature trails in the Dyke which can be accessed easily from the car park off the main Bridlington to Flamborough Road.
Danes Dyke, Flamborough Head, Flamborough, East Yorkshire YO15 1AG

Dinosaur Trail

Come and play the Dinosaur Trail and uncover the secrets of the park. All you have to do is download the Love Exploring APP to your phone and follow the Dinosaurs!

Peasholm Park, Scarborough
Crescent Gardens, Filey
Pannett Park, Whitby


Walk from Farndale village. Beautiful as the daffodils come out, lovely walk on a hard path suitable for push chairs and a good river for a paddle!


Lovely walk back along the cliffs to Bempton and further towards Filey

Flamborough Head Circular Walk, Flamborough

The 7-mile walk is fairly challenging, but well worth it for the views you get from the top of the cliffs! Starting in Flamborough village, the route heads by Thornwick Bay (a great photo opp), before descending on the beautiful Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve. Following the coastline on top of the cliffs, trekkers will get glorious views out to sea – perfect for a mild day.

The route also runs past the Lighthouse, before circling back round to the village and the remains of Flamborough Castle.

Not suitable for pushchairs or young children

Forge Valley Woods & Nature Reserve

Lovely walk (approx 2 miles) on a wooden boardwalk (good for pushchairs), following the River Derwent through beautiful woodland. Starts from the Old Man’s Mouth Picnic Site. Lots of seats along the way!

YO13 9EJ

Glen Gardens

West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9JL
01723 383636

These fantastic and peaceful gardens are perfect for the family, whether you are having a picnic or kicking a ball about or even have a paddle on the boating lake. Cafe too!

Guisborough Forest & Walkway

Pinchinthorpe, Guisthorpe, TS14 8HD

Pay & display car park then FREE

Onsite facilities with two play areas, a trim trail to challenge you, a sculpture trail, circular waymarked walks and bike trails, and a permanent orienteering course. A dipping platform provides access into the wetland area and there’s a regular events programme. The trail is 2.5 miles in length

Hutton Le Hole

Hutton-le-Hole is a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, about seven miles north-west of Pickering. Hutton-le-Hole is a popular scenic village within the North York Moors National Park.
‘We used to go to Hutton-le-hole as kids. Fab little streams to play in. Best in the summer months to take a picnic’
LH March 2017

“Visit Hutton le Hole on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors for a lovely family day out.
Bring a picnic and have a paddle in the pretty beck that runs through the village. There’s parking, a pub and shops selling ice cream. One of our favourite places!”

Mumbler Recommended SC ’17

May Beck and Falling Foss

If ever there was a magical woodland walk, this is it. Take the trail through the trees on a 2-mile circular route that passes an idyllic woodland tea garden and the 30-foot Falling Foss waterfall, before returning alongside babbling May Beck. It’s a lovely shady walk for summer – with shallow waters to paddle in, and a bridge to play pooh-sticks from – and spectacular in autumn when the woodland colours are at their best. If you don’t intend to venture far from the tea garden and waterfall, you can use an alternative car park near Falling Foss instead.

It is possible with a pram, but carrier best if you have one as sometimes a bit boggy under foot.

Visit the North York Moors National Park Website here

Easy directions:

  1. From the May Beck carpark, turn away from the road that you came in on and head up the gravel path. Take the immediate first right turn- along the track that’s just above the car park. You’ll soon see some steps on your left. Take them and follow a narrow path uphill through the bracken.
  2. The path soon goes through a gate, turn right (do not go over the style to your left). Stay on this path all the way to Falling Foss!
  3. When you eventually meet the road, follow it downhill to the Falling Foss Tea Garden at Midge Hall.
  4. Falling Foss and the Tea Garden is the perfect place to stop and play. Great for a paddle. There is a good viewpoint for the waterfall just past the tea garden or you can take an unofficial path down to the waterfall. It is off the main path to the right as you face the tea rooms, it is a big scramble and very steep but we enjoy the adventure and lots of people make it down.
  5. The Tea Garden itself is at Midge Hall, a tiny cottage with gardens overlooking Falling Foss. The gardens are fantastic for small children, with wooden sculptures and a small play area to explore.
  6. Coming out of the tea rooms, head over the bridge and you’ll see a wooden decked path along the side of the beck. Follow this all the way back to the start of the walk. There are some lovely places for more paddling and exploration (including a cave if you keep your eyes peeled!)

North Yorkshire Water Park

One of the largest natural sports lakes in North Yorkshire, we offer a range of fun, relaxing and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.

2.5km all-terrain walking and cycle track around the lake (FREE to use) whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings.

Dog friendly – Please note all dogs must be kept on a lead to avoid disturbing nesting birds and wildlife.

Have a go at kayaking, test your balance on a stand-up paddle board or learn to sail, take a dip and go for an open water swim or take a peaceful trip on one of our electric mini ships or pedalos.


Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU

Staindale Lake in Dalby Forest

Walk taken from North York Moors National Park website

Thornwick Bay

Thornwick Bay, Flamborough. YO15 1AU

Car park at the top with toilets (open). Costs £1.80 for over 2 hours. Steep enough walk down to the beach but level so pram is possible as long as you are feeling strong on the way home!

Pebbly / rocky beach with lots to explore including an arch and caves. Puffins, razorbills and gulls can be seen on the cliffs. Be careful of the tide as you can get cut off quickly.

Tophill Low Nature Reserve

Tophill Low, Driffield – YO25 9RH

£3.50 Adults, £1.80 Children

Tophill Low Nature reserve is an active Yorkshire Water treatment works built in 1959. It formally opened as a nature reserve in 1993 and features 12 hides spread across a 300 acre site that flanks the river Hull.

Spend the day wandering through the woods, wetlands and grasslands marvelling at all kinds of wildlife, from otters to dragonflies.

5km of surfaces paths make it accessible to all users.

We recommend bringing lunch with you as the nearest town is nearly 10 miles away. Please note dogs are not permitted on the reserve nor are to be left in cars.

Top tip – pond dipping equipment available and great nature walks. If you are lucky you may get to see the resident snake! Occasional open days where more going on



Lovely walks off the North York Moors Road in Wykeham