Walking

Walking trail

Raven's View easy walk

Walking trail

Soak up the views as you discover Ravenscar, past and present, on this short walk. With optional loops, it’s up to you how far you explore.

View of fields, cliffs and the sea looking towards Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar

Map

Map for Raven's View easy walk

Start:

Ravenscar Visitor Centre, grid ref. NZ980016

1

Leave Ravenscar Visitor Centre and head towards the Raven Hall Hotel entrance. Turn to your left just before you enter the hotel grounds and follow the track downwards. Your first views of the coastline will open up before you.

Ravenscar Visitor Centre

2

Continue following the track downwards as you cross the golf course and enter into the more sheltered and wooded National Trust land. Spring and summer are the best times of year to keep your eyes and ears open for butterflies and birds. Watch your step as Adders can be found basking in warm sunny spots.

Close up of a Speckled Wood butterfly with wings spread in the sun

3

A little further and on your left are a few steps that will take you to our freshwater pond viewing platform. Spring, summer and autumn will see the pond alive with water plants, frogs and insects. Look out for damselflies darting across the water’s surface.

A delicate iridescent blue Azure Damselfly perches on a leaf

4

Pass on by Bluebell Wood, full of colourful bluebells in spring, a lush vibrant green in summer and deep rich hues in autumn.

A close up of Bluebells in contrast with the white flowers of Stitchwort

5

Either carry on down towards the Alum Works loop or turn left and head upwards through Bluebell Wood for a slow cool shady stroll following the Cleveland Way.

The entrance to Peak Alum Works with welcome sign

6

As the footpath levels out another path joins from the right. This path will lead you on the Brick Works loop and take you to the double railway bridge. This is a must for those interested in history and railways.

A brick archway partly obscured by brambles

7

You are now heading up a gentle incline back towards Ravenscar Visitor Centre. This stretch is a tranquil and soul nourishing final leg of your walk. Take your time to look back and absorb those views across Robin Hoods Bay.

View of fields, cliffs and the sea looking towards Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar

End:

Ravenscar Visitor Centre, grid ref. NZ980016

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Raven's View easy walk

Terrain

Gentle inclines. Good surfaces  - track and fields. Can be muddy when wet. 

Raven's View easy walk

How to get here

Address
Ravenscar Visitor Centre Ravenscar Scarborough North Yorkshire YO13 ONE
By road

Between Whitby and Scarborough, 4 miles north of Cloughton. Signposted from A171. 

Raven's View easy walk

Facilities and access

  • Roadside parking
  • Public toilets (not National Trust)
  • Shop and refreshments at Ravenscar Visitor Centre, open seasonally