NZ9208 :: Cinder Track and former railway station, Hawsker
Taken 3 months ago by Malc McDonald near High Hawsker, North Yorkshire, England
Cinder Track and former railway station, Hawsker
The Cinder Track is a walking and cycling trail linking Scarborough with Whitby, following the route of a dismantled railway. The trail also forms part of the route of National Cycle Network route 1. Here the trail passes the site of Hawsker railway station. The station closed in 1965 but the former station buildings still stand, converted for other uses.
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 Link
The National Cycle Network
The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans 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||54.459010,-0.578163 (click to view more nearby images)|
|Near||High Hawsker, North Yorkshire, England|
|Taken||20210428 202104 2021 (about 3 months ago)|
|Snippet||Old Scarborough to Whitby line · National Cycle Network Route 1 · The National Cycle Network ·|
|Tag||NCN · National Cycle Network · former railway station buildings · converted former railway station · dismantled railway line · NCN1 · Cinder Track · national cycle network:Route 1 · county:North Yorkshire · site of former railway station · long distance path:Cinder Track · National Cycle Network Route 1 · NCN Route 1 · course of dismantled railway · cycling and walking trail · near:Whitby · near:Stainsacre · place:Hawsker ·|
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