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This event can be booked at the following website: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/charity-events/hiking/coastal-trek

Lace up your walking boots and join us for the amazing Whitby coastal trek.

By taking on this challenge to hike Whitby for charity, you’ll help more people living with a terminal illness get the care and support they need.

What can you expect on the Whitby coastal hike?

Your 12 miles trek starts from Whitby as you head out onto the historic Cinder Track, which follows the old railway that ran to Scarborough before it was closed in 1965. Upon reaching the beautiful fishing hamlet of Robin Hoods Bay you’ll join the Cleveland Way and is dramatic coastal path with views of the North Sea and the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. You trek will come to a close as you descend the 199 steps of Whitby Abbey, the very spot where Bram Stoker’s Dracula reached England’s shores in the classic 1897 novel.

This stunning trek along the Cinder Track and Cleveland Way also has it’s fair share of challenging ascents and decents throughout but don’t fear, you will be rewarded with a plethora of cliff top views and pretty bays throughout your journey and the knowledge that every step you take will be helping to fund vital hours of nursing care.

How we’ll support you

Team Marie Curie wants you to look and feel the part when you’re exploring the great outdoors. So along with your welcome pack, which will contain lots of great fundraising advice and support, you’ll get your breathable high-tech trekking top to wear on the day.

You’ll also receive advice on the kit you’ll need to face the elements, and training advice to make sure you’re in the best shape possible to go the distance.

Our fantastic team of staff and volunteers will greet you with a warm welcome as you arrive. They’ll also celebrate your success with you as you finish your challenge, with a post-trek reception and medal for every trekker to wear with pride.

You’ll leave with stories to tell of your amazing adventure and the friends you made along the way, confident that you’ve helped Marie Curie offer vital care to people and their families living with a terminal illness.

Please Note: Clifftop walking

This trek is not suitable for anyone with a fear of heights. The Cleveland Way is a recognised National Trail enjoyed by visitors every year and we ask participants to exercise caution when walking along the route and not deviate from the path along the cliff tops. In extreme weather conditions of high winds the event team reserve the right to suspend the trek if it is deemed unsafe.

Our Pandemic Promise

The UK Trek team are working with national parks and suppliers to make sure our treks are safe and are following Government guidelines. We’ll be in touch in the lead up to your trek with plans, FAQs and anything you need to know about your event and the safety measures in place.

If your trek is cancelled or postponed in 2022, we will give you the option to defer your place to a future date or an alternative trek or provide options for a full refund for your registration fee.

Please note, standard terms and conditions still apply.