The Cinder Track

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

The Cinder Track, between Scarborough and Whitby, is a popular off road route through the North York Moors National Park, just inland from the stunning North Yorkshire coast.

We are committed to the protection and development of the Cinder Track in our Local Plan policies, both as a recreational route and a sustainable commuting route.

In 2018 we published the Cinder Track Restoration Plan to guide improvements to the track over the coming years. This followed discussion with stakeholder groups and a public consultation exercise to understand the contrasting needs of users and the constraints of the natural environment. The resulting document established some overall principles and design considerations and made the case for a programme of restoration work to be carried out as funding became available.

The restoration plan recognises the track’s value as a wildlife corridor and the challenge of balancing improved accessibility of the route to a wider range of users and retaining the unique character or the Cinder Track.  

You can read the Restoration Plan here

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Park Facilities: 
Cafe Cafe
Cycle path Cycle path
Dogs welcome Dogs welcome
Flower borders Flower borders
Picnic area Picnic area