A perfect winter day for walking, calm, clear conditions, not too cold and blue sky. We set off just after 8.30am to the start of the Cinder trail, what was the railway line between Scarborough and Whitby but which is now a cycle route through undulating farmland once the path has gone through the suburbs of Scarborough and Scalby. It is easy going, tree lined but providing good views of the countryside around Burniston and Cloughton. We continue to wooded Hayburn Wyke, a small coastal inlet with a pretty cascading beck that flows onto a boulder-strewn beach. After sitting on the beach to enjoy the view we walk back through the woods to the Hayburn Wyke Inn where we enjoy an excellent carvery lunch (thankfully there is a vegetarian choice for me) and a pint of Black Sheep bitter. We pick up the Cleveland way coastal path, following it back to Scarborough. The coastline is fantastic, high cliffs with just one more wyke to negotiate, Cloughton Wyke. The headlands and points have names such as Tindall, Hundale, Creek and Cromer, with dramatic rocky outcrops with equally dramatic names, Long Nab and Hundale Scar. We return to Scarborough just as the light is fading, around 4.00pm having thoroughly enjoyed the 12 mile walk.