One Way using Public Transport

Of all the areas that are included on this website the North York Coast & Moors offers the best and most obvious one way walks. The Steam Train that runs from Pickering to Grosmont is worthy of a trip regardless of the quality of the walking whilst the Yorkshire Coast (as with all coasts) tend not to offer good circular walks and the normal tendency is just to return on the path you walked out on.

I have initially offered 10 of my favourite one way walks in the area and within the individual walk descriptions included details on the public transport service that is available (do check the times though). With all of these one way walks I have suggested taking the transport at the beginning and then walking back so as to avoid any unnecessary stress in trying to get there ‘on time’


From Whitby to Runswick Bay

Whitby in the distance
  • Varied coastal scenery with great views
  • Explore the fishing village of Runswick Bay
  • Use the regular bus service

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Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

Whitby crab baskets
  • One way walk along a cliff side path
  • Great views over the Bay and Whitby
  • Whitby Abbey is on the route

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Carlton to Osmotherley via the Cleveland Way

Scarth Wood Moor
  • Over moors and through the trees
  • Finishing in pretty Osmotherley
  • Long distance views

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Steam trains from Pickering

Steam train near Pickering
  • Start on the North York Moors railway
  • Walk combines woodland and open valleys
  • Levisham is an attractive village

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Villages of the Esk Valley

Houlsyke near Danby
  • Explore the Esk Valley
  • Visit a number of small villages
  • Enjoy a train ride which is good value

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