A day-trip to the popular fishing town of Whitby is also a must for any explorer of the area.  Alight on the way from the North York Moors Railway at Goathland to witness the spectacular cascading waterfall of the Mallyon Spout.

From Whitby through Scarborough down to Filey, there are a plethora of walks along the coast-line taking in breath-taking scenery.  Robin Hood’s Bay, an old smuggler’s village on the outskirts of Whitby is popular with tourists but if you seek something a little less crowded look to Runswick Bay and Cayton Bay.

Sands End, a short walk from Whitby, is also a quieter beach, popular out of season with both surfers and dog-walkers.