Latest News: Read more

Coastliner Way - Malton to Whitby

N Yorkshire

71 km / 44 miles
At Malton, the branch of Coastliner Way going to Whitby (legs 9 to 15 and covering 44 miles) first crosses the Vale of Pickering NCA. It passes close to the controversial site earmarked for gas fracking at Kirby Misperton, calls at Pickering Parish Church to see the rare medieval wall paintings, and then continues across the North York Moors National Park. The Park is known for its heather moorland. Internationally, this is a rare habitat and about 70% of the world's distribution is found in the UK, the largest continuous expanse in England and Wales being in the North York Moors. Other highlights along the route include the Bridestones SSSI, Goathland and the Cleveland Dyke, Falling Foss waterfall and the Littlebeck SSSI.

From Sleights, the trail uses the Esk Valley Walk to Whitby and here the way goes through Pannett Park, the location of Whitby's internationally known museum with its fine displays illustrating the importance of Yorkshire's Dinosaur Coast. Finally, the climax of this branch of the walk is the ascent to Whitby Abbey, the original abbey having been founded in 657 by St Hilda, historically one of this countrys most remarkable women.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Average Gradients
National Park
Start: SE786713 - Malton, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ901112 - Whitby, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Coastliner Way


You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

Show Connected Path Outlines
Path Variant of
National Trails (England & Wales)
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths
Anytime Challenges

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation
Camping Barn

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 94, 100, 101
OS Landranger Active 94, 100, 101
OS Explorer 27, 300
OS Explorer Active 27, 300

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
1 km
30 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
71 km

Additional Images:

Connected Paths:


Reminder: Material downloaded from this website is for personal use only. Commercial use, reproduction, modification of all content is strictly prohibited without prior approval by the LDWA. Please Contact Us if you have any requests.

Route Profile:

70.8 km (44.0 miles)
1,139 m (3,737 ft) ascent
291 m (955 ft)  maximum height

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law