The Whitby Way long distance footpath meanders from south-west to north-east across the countryside of North Yorkshire, linking York Minster with Whitby Abbey. It weaves through the Vale of York and over the North York Moors. From the start in the centre of York the walk heads north by following the Ebor way and Foss Walk from the city through Haxby and into open countryside. The small villages of Huby and Crayke are walked through, with the town of Easingwold a short and optional detour to the west. From Crayke the Whitby Way continues north to Oulston, Coxwold and Byland Abbey before crossing Scawton Moor to reach Rievaulx Abbey. The route then turns from northwards to eastwards and continues to the market town of Helmsley before continuing through Beadlam to Kirkbymoorside. The walk then ascends to the North York Moors via Hutton-le-Hole with Spaunton Moor being crossed to reach Rosedale Abbey. Next in line are Rosedale Moor and Glaisdale Moor before the route of the Coast to Coast Walk is joined through Glaisdale and Egton Bridge. Leaving the Coast to Coast route just before Grosmont the Whitby Way continues to Briggswath and then Ruswarp before entering Whitby and climbing to the Abbey to finish on the cliff tops overlooking the sea.