Connect Whitby with Slow Ways

We’re creating a network of walking routes that connect all of Britain’s towns, cities and national parks

more walks and reviews are needed to fully connect Whitby to the verified network. Can you give a hike and help?

Give a hike!

Whitby

North Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Whitby and Danby, Goathland, Loftus, Robin Hood’s Bay

England / North Yorkshire / Whitby

Whitby’s four Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 3/4
verified: 1/4
and surveyed: 0/4

Help connect Whitby

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Whitby’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Whitby from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Danby—Whitby
Danwhi one Pioneer me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 658m Descent 787m
Goathland—Whitby
Goawhi one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 433m Descent 575m
Loftus—Whitby
Lofwhi one

Double check Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 667m Descent 583m
Loftus—Whitby
Lofwhi two Pioneer me Distance 28km/17mi Ascent 745m Descent 828m
Whitby—Robin Hood’s Bay
Whirob one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 657m Descent 611m
Whitby—Robin Hood’s Bay
Whirob two Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Whitby and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Collective progress

46% of Whitby’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

4/6

reviewed

0/6

surveyed

1/6

verified

8 people have contributed to Whitby’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Whitby

62km out of 119km have been walked and reviewed

127km of reviews have been shared in Whitby

Latest Updates

Lovely countryside / views, however very difficult to find the paths in the heather, good carpark in Goathland with toilet, nowhere to stop en-route until you get to Whitby. Not suitable for buggies / wheelchairs, or anyone concerned about deviating from the route. Think we walked an additional 2 miles....

Karen Hunt

Walk this route

Julie Foster took this photo on Goawhi one

Walk this route

Accessibility wise - this walk is only suitable for keen walkers (not for bikes, pushchairs or those less able to walk) with lots of mud, several bouts of stepping stones, stairs and dodgy stiles...

Julie Foster

Walk this route

Caroline Horsley took this photo on Goawhi one

Walk this route

When we went the route crossing the railway line was blocked but a short detour was possible to get to the other side of the railway. Also add that you need to cross the railway line once approaching Ruswarp, you need to do this twice so please ensure you use the crossing point control to be advised if it ok to cross and no train is approaching....

Caroline Horsley

Walk this route

The track follows the old railway route and is a less demanding walk than the coastal route, but you still have some good views out to the coast....

Jill Baggaley

Walk this route

Cyclists and horses are prohibited on this route, Cinder Track is an alternative route between the two towns and is well signposted....

Jill Baggaley

Walk this route
Loftus—Whitby

Daisy C added Lofwhi two, a new walk from Loftus to Whitby

Walk this route

It's the main road through Loftus and Easington with a 60mph limit and several bends with white lines. I definitely wouldn't walk along it as there are multiple ways to avoid it using footpaths....

Daisy C

Walk this route

High tide comes right up to base of cliffs so stay safe and stay on the tops....

Nerys Notley

Walk this route
Whitby—Robin Hood’s Bay

Stearsb added Whirob two, a new walk from Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay

Walk this route

It's an old railway track so it doesn't have any really steep parts but it isn't flat. It's popular with walkers, dog walker and cyclists but its a wide track and i had no problems....

Stearsb

Walk this route

A great and scenic walk between the two resorts, excellent paths and only a few challenging rocky steps, not sure how it would fare in poor weather and strongly suggest not trying this in windy conditions....

Mr. Kaiser

Walk this route
Danby—Whitby

Slow Ways added Danwhi one, a new walk from Danby to Whitby

Walk this route
Goathland—Whitby

Slow Ways added Goawhi one, a new walk from Goathland to Whitby

Walk this route
Loftus—Whitby

Slow Ways added Lofwhi one, a new walk from Loftus to Whitby

Walk this route
Whitby—Robin Hood’s Bay

Slow Ways added Whirob one, a new walk from Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay

Walk this route
1

Whitby, Sun 21 July

18°

Cloudy

Whitby’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

NZ8980110848

Lat / Lon

54.48505° / -0.61539°

Easting / Northing

489,801E / 510,848N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Whitby and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Nobody has filled in this information about Whitby yet

Help us improve this information by signing up or logging in and carrying out a quick survey of Whitby