Day 7: Whitby to Kirmington

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“Yorkshire”

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Scarborough Castle.

The first part of today is one of the most interesting sections of the trip – the route squeezes between the North York Moors and the sea. Depending on conditions, we follow part of the Cinder Track, or an alternative steep road. Passing along Scarborough’s sea front, we then have our last sharp climb of the trip – Folkton Brow. The gradient eases as we pass through various Yorkshire villages, before skirting Hull and crossing the Humber Suspension Bridge. The destination is a short way south of the bridge, in the gently rolling Lincolnshire Wold.

Distance: 142km
Climb: 923m
BRT Time: 8h 08
Max Height: 236m (Ravenscar Windmill)
Off-road Sections: Robin Hood’s Bay to Ravenscar – alternative along steep roads with 1km walking section.
Accommodation: In Kirmington


Itinerary & Hills

  • 0km: 0900 – Whitby
  • 5km: Robin Hood’s Bay approach – 60m in 3km (2%)
  • 8km: 0930 – Robin Hood’s Bay
    • 13km: Ravenscar (track option) – 130m in 4km (3%)
    • 13km: Ravenscar (road option) – 300m in 4m, consisting of:
      • Mill Beck – 50m in 0.3km (15%) steep
      • Stoupe Beck – 50m in 0.5km (10%) steep
      • Stoupe Brow – 200m in 2km (10%) steep
  • 16km: 1005 – Ravenscar (Stop 1)
  • 16km: 1035 – Ravenscar
  • 22km: Hayburn – 30m in 0.2km (15%) steep
  • 36km: 1145 Scarborough (Stop 2)
  • 36km: 1230 Scarborough
  • 37km: Cayton Cliff – 100m in 4km (3%)
  • 48km: Folkton Brow – 80m in 1km (8%) steepkotm
  • 77km: 1450 – Driffield
  • 103km: 1615 – Walkington (Stop 3)
  • 103km: 1645 – Walkington
  • 105km: Riplingham climb – 60m in 2km (3%)
  • 119km: 1740 – North Ferriby
  • 122km: Humber Bridge
  • 129km: 1810 – Barton-upon-Humber
  • 142km: 1900 – Kirmington

Contigency
Railway from Scarborough to Hull.

Extras

  • Further sections along the Cinder Trail (Whitby-Scarborough) if surface suitable.
  • Worlaby B-road alternative for final section.

Average July Weather
Hull: Max 22°C.

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