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NZ9208 :: Cinder Track near Hawsker

Taken 2 months ago by Malc McDonald near High Hawsker, North Yorkshire, England

Cinder Track near Hawsker by Malc McDonald
Cinder Track near Hawsker

A view along the Cinder Track, a walking and cycling trail which follows the route of a dismantled railway from Whitby to Scarborough. The Cinder Track forms part of the route of National Cycle Network route 1. This view looks towards Whitby. The A171 road runs parallel to the trail here. The red car to the right is on the A171.
Old Scarborough to Whitby line
The railway line between Scarborough and Whitby was opened in 1885 and was very popular with holiday makers. It opened up the North Yorkshire coastline to tourists. It was closed in 1965. The route now is a cinder track and forms part of National cycleway 1 (Dover to John O' Groats). It is also a popular walking trail. A full history of the line can be read at LinkExternal link
The National Cycle Network
The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant. Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads. In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.
National Cycle Network Route 1
National Route 1 of the National Cycle Network is a long distance cycle route connecting Dover and the Shetland Islands mainly via the east coast of England and Scotland. The route is all signed and open except between London and Woodbridge (in Suffolk) and between Whitby and Staithes (in Yorkshire).
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Subject Grid Square NZ9208
Subject Lat/Long 54.460674,-0.581962 (click to view more nearby images)
Near High Hawsker, North Yorkshire, England
Photographer Malc McDonald
Taken 20210428 202104 2021 (about 2 months ago)
Submitted 2021-06-09
Snippet Old Scarborough to Whitby line · National Cycle Network Route 1 · The National Cycle Network ·
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Tag NCN · National Cycle Network · dismantled railway line · NCN1 · Cinder Track · national cycle network:Route 1 · county:North Yorkshire · long distance path:Cinder Track · National Cycle Network Route 1 · NCN Route 1 · course of dismantled railway · cycling and walking trail · near:Whitby · near:Hawsker · near:Stainsacre ·

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