Since the Scarborough to Whitby railtrack closed in 1965, it has been maintained as an informal path and permissive bridleway that runs for 21½ miles through stunning coastal landscape and linking many villages with the centres of Scarborough and Whitby.
The infrastructure is now in need of repair and renewal as it has seen little investment in the past. There are also significant deprivation problems in the Scarborough area with unemployment high amongst young people.
Groundwork has developed this project to tackle both of these issues, through the development of a comprehensive action plan for the track and the establishment of a dedicated improvement team of unemployed young people. Funding comes from the North York Moors Coast and Hills LEADER programme, Scarborough Borough Council, North York Moors National Park Authority, Sustainable Development Fund, Renaissance Market Towns and Future Jobs Fund.Back