Download trails

Scarborough means many different things to many different people. To get the best of CHART Scarborough, download one or several of the trails you can find on the website. These trails have been put together by groups of local people and individuals with all sorts of interests and local knowledge. All these trails can be completed on foot – either in one go, or over a period of time. Each trail has an introduction to give you a flavour of what you can find on it. You may want to follow a trail that sheds new light on places already familiar to you. Or you may want to branch out and explore a side of Scarborough completely unknown. There’s something for everyone. Don’t forget, if you have a trail in mind yourself tell us about it – the more trails we have, the greater our understanding and appreciation of Scarborough will be.

The trails feature grid references corresponding to the CHART Scarborough printed map. Click on the link or image to download each. All are in PDF format and designed to be printed onto A4 paper on most desktop printers.

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Arts and Spirituality
A journey of enlightenment.

Created by Fresh Expressions, this trail explores Scarborough’s religious iconography and history.

Written by Kate Evans.
Published March 2011.

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Peasholm Glen and Park
Discover tall, tall trees, wishing wells and oriental pagodas on this trail written with children from Woodlands School. The children worked with writer John Clark.

Published October 2010.

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The Sitwell Trail
Take a wander in the company of Scarborough’s most famous literary residents.

Created with the Sitwell Society, Scarborough: www.sitwellsociety.com

Published October 2010.

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The MIND Map: views of Scarborough
A feast for the eyes walking around the town.

Created with Scarborough MIND, which helps to improve the lives of people in emotional distress: www.scarboroughmind.co.uk

Published October 2010.

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Crescent Gardens Heritage Trail
Explore the history of the gardens behind Scarborough Art Gallery and Woodend Creative Workspace.

Published as part of the Crescent Gardens Art Trail in September 2010. [The gardens have a mix of slopes and steps - wheelchair and pram-friendly routes are not signed but there are plenty of possible routes through the garden to explore.]

Written by Dorcas Clay including material previously published by Scarborough Civic Society.
Published September 2010.

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A trawl through Scarborough’s maritime history
Before Scarborough invented the British seaside there was fish…

This trail will appeal to anyone who is interested in Scarborough’s maritime past. [Allow at least 1.5 hours to walk the full trail - longer if you have time. The route is mostly on the flat with the exception of the final part which can be omitted.]

Written by Kate Evans with Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre.
Published September 2010.

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A Poet’s view
A local writer invites you to explore a poetic view of the town and be inspired!

This trail will guide you from the Railway Station to Peasholm Park in the North Bay in the company of poets and writers who have lived in, and taken inspiration from Scarborough. [Allow at least 2 hours to walk the full trail. The route takes in steps and steep inclines.]

Written by Kate Evans.
Published July 2010.

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The ‘Melting-Heart-of-Scarborough’ Ice-cream Trail.
The essential guide to ice-cream in Scarborough.

Want a real flavour of the seaside? This trail takes you from one end of South Bay to the other, stopping at all the prime ice-cream shops en route. [Mostly on the flat, no steps.]

Written by children at Gladstone Road Primary School with John W Clarke.
Published July 2010.

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Diversionary strategies.
A pyschogeographic trail inspired by Brian Eno and Peter Schimdt’s ‘Oblique Strategies’ cards.

This trail would suit an adventurous frame of mind. [It is as long and as challenging as you care to make it.]

Written by Adrian Riley.
Published July 2010

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CHARTing Scarborough’s highlights.
A trail guiding people to the CHART Scarborough launch event via Culture, Heritage and ART landmarks.

This trail takes you around Scarborough’s town centre with locations determined by the acronymn ‘CHART’. [Takes approx 1 hour and includes mild inclines.]

Written by Dorcas Taylor
Published July 2010.

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Where the faeries are.
An adventure trail for kids.

This trail begins with ducks and ends with faeries, taking in the weird, wonderful, fabulous and forgotten on the way. Pack a pencil or pen. [Allow 1-2 hours. Includes steps and steep inclines in places.]

Written by Adrian Riley.
Published July 2010

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South Bay by Pantone.
A journey in perfect colour.

A short and easy trail to follow that keeps you close to the sea. If you want to introduce a splash of colour to your life, try this trail. It may make you look at Scarborough through rose-tinted spectacles, or give you a fresh perspective on Scarborough’s ever-changing scenery. [Includes steps although you can navigate alternate routes with the map.]

Written by Adrian Riley.
Published July 2010