Walking Through Time is a circular walk that takes Scarborough’s visitors across landscape once roamed by dinosaurs. The walk crosses what started life as an enormous river delta, an earthquake fault line and terrain tweaked and formed during the ice age.
This walk takes visitors away from the busy promenade and town centre and enables them to see a different side of the famous seaside resort, and there’s plenty of wildlife to spot along the way too. The route winds its way up to the dramatic castle headland, so it’s a popular one with walkers who appreciate sweeping coastal views and the kind of walk that avoids the beaten track. That said, most of the route is even until the slope that leads up to the castle so it’s not too difficult to tackle.
This route is actually all the more rewarding for taking its walkers away from the main areas of the town, and it’s particularly good for those who like to spot birdlife. Oystercatcher, curlew, kittiwake and littleauk are just some of the birds often spotted along this route.