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Events and Community

Orbea Demo Day

Back when Trail Explorers launched we wanted to do more than just sell Clothing and Bikes. We wanted to help bring a community together and help by listing and hosting events. To do that we needed to be sure that we had the features it make it work.

Today we are launching those new features.


A home for local events from all clubs, groups, and organisations.

If it is an outdoors event we will happily list the event for you, as our site is fully linked with Google this will also make your event show up in the Google Event feeds.

How do i add my event?

Please use our Contact Form on the Events page to add your event.

My event is ran by a company is it still OK to post it?

Yes that is fine, we will not be able to manage ticketing for you at this point but we will be able to in the future.


A place to come together and talk about the things we love, the Outdoors.
If you are attending, looking to attend, or just looking to catch up with like minded folk then our community is the home for it.
All we ask is that it is not used for selling, we will not sell our goods in the group and we expect the same in return.

How to join the community

  1. Have a Facebook Account

    If you don’t already have a Facebook account you will need one

  2. Click this link to be taken to the Community


    Welcome to the Trail
    Public group · 1 member
    Join Group

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New brands and New Kit

Silpho Forest

Since Trail Explorers opened a lot has changed, we took on new brands and grew the range in store. Every time we did it on the advice of you our customers.

We started with Regatta and Jack Wolfskin for our outdoors range and with Orbea and SCOTT for our Bike range, we also had SCOTT and Aussie Grit for our active wear and Running range. After a few months we realised that our Running department was failing, the demand just was not there.

As with all Independent Businesses to survive you have to act fast and be savvy with your stock. So we shut down the Running department, we also decided to drop Aussie Grit from both our Running and Riding clothing. Why drop a supplier you might ask, its simple, support is a massive thing when starting a business. It doesn’t matter if its the best clothing in the world (And Aussie Grit is very good clothing) if it doesn’t sell and you don’t get support it has to go.

This was a good change for Trail Explorers though, It gave way to a more focused core in Hiking and Biking. With the removal of Running we could bring more high end products to Scarborough.

What Changed

For our outdoors range we added Montane for their fantastic and world renowned outdoors and sports clothing. We added LifeSystems for their safety and survival kit. Petzl for their lighting. Light My Fire for their quirky and ultra useful camping and survival kit. Trek’ N Eat for our food supplier as if it doesn’t taste good why waste the weight carrying it.

On the bike side of the business we brought in Yeti and Nukeproof. We added Race Face for our core after market parts brand. We then secured Alpine Stars as our MTB Clothing and protection supplier and EVOC for rider packs, and our workshop grew as well as our Cycle Servicing business. This allowed us to became an authorised Sturmey Archer repair centre. We became an official Orbea eBike service Centre for the eBike Motion drive systems.

The Feedback

Feedback has been great, our reviews really speak for the work we have put in. We have 100% positive reviews achieving 5 Star across TrustPilot, Google, Facebook, Yell, Yelp, and Cylex.

We couldn’t keep growing without you our customers and so we would like to say Thank You 🙂

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Lacing Techniques – By Regatta

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This helps people with narrow heels who experience some heel slippage.

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This can relieve pressure across the top of the foot for those who have raised arch’s.

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For someone with a wider forefoot who needs a little more volume.

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This technique acts as a locking lace to allow more adjust-ability

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Tying the lace off in this way is perfect for someone who is just getting used to wearing boots and allows the collar to open up

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Another technique for someone who isn’t used to wearing boots and allows the top of the collar to open up further

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Always place your heel on the floor whilst sitting, to remove weight off the actual foot. This allows for better lacing and the heel to be more secure, reducing the risk of heel slippage

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Littlebeck to Falling Foss – Circular

Route: Littlebeck to Falling Foss – Circular Route

Distance: 6km (3.7miles)

Minimum Hiking Time: 1hr 30min

Child Friendly Time: 2hrs

Elevation: 167m (548ft)

Date: 24.07.18


Littlebeck is a beautiful hamlet at the bottom of secluded valley with the stream running through it. It’s situated in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, near Whitby. There is a very picturesque walking route through Little Beck Wood leading to Falling Foss Waterfall with a beautiful Tea Garden located nearby.


We have parked at the Village Hall and left a small voluntary donation in a deposit box on the wall. To get to the start of the route we had to walk down the hill below. The view was absolutely amazing.

The start of the walking route will appear to your left just next to the bench.

After starting on the path, within a short distance you come up to the river that cuts the Nature Reserve in half.

After having a paddle in the river we’ve gone back onto the path again. When walking with children you need to be extra cautious as the paths get really narrow in some of the spots with big vertical drops but spectacular views down to the river below. In some of the places you could see streams and little waterfalls merging together.

On our walk we have stumbled across a cave carved into the rock face then climbed up the stairs just to the side over the top of the cave.

While walking you can notice how North Yorkshire Moors National Park team is investing into improving the route by replacing worn out sections of the park. At this point of the route expect to walk up and down quite a lot of hills.

As the Little Beck Wood is a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve you can spot a variety of insects and animals. We’ve been lucky enough to see this beautiful Peacock Butterfly.

The next section on the walk has been going through a lot of improvements as can be seen on the photo below.

After a short, sharp climb we could admire a beautiful view. It’s a perfect spot for a break if walking with children.

The Hermitage is thought to have been carved out of the single rock in 1790 as inscribed above the doorway reputedly by George Chubb whose initials are also engraved above the door.

Climb on top of the boulder to find two “wishing chairs” also carved out of the rock. It is said that if you make a wish while sitting in one of them you must then sit in the other one to make the wish come true.

From the Hermitage the trail looks to have a natural fork. At this point we have chosen to walk to the left of it as the route seemed wider and more accessible at the time. That route took us to the Falling Foss Waterfall where we’ve visited the Falling Foss Tea Garden just to the right hand side of the path.

If living the Tea Garden walk over the small wooden bridge to your right and then walk up through the car park to find a stone bridge. Depending on the time of the year you may be able to have a paddle in the river.

Climb up the hill just before the bridge to get onto the road below that leads up and through the farm.

Once walking through the metal gate through the farm walk along the track. Be aware this is an active farm with grazing cattle.

Once getting to the top of the track turn right and carry on walking through the field until you reach the river.

To the left of the river you’ll be walking up on the stony path. Watch out for baby frogs. There was lots of them around as we’ve walked by.

At the point below you’ll see that the route has been diverted away from the farm. Follow the steps into the field and join the road.

At the finger post take the right hand option and walk down the field to the gate.

The gate will lead you onto the next open field where you need to pass the big tree and hug the hedge to the left. If you have a picnic that would probably be your perfect spot for a break.

Once leaving the field you’ll be walking down a narrow un-maintained  path with wooden steps leading you into the forest.

The route ends with a quick stream crossing that you may want to check for accessibility at the start of the walk. We’ve been when the weather was very hot so the stream was easy to cross even for a 5 year old. After crossing you need to continue climbing up the hill to get to the car park.

Fancy walking or running the route, click the map bellow to go to our Strava route.

N.B. Moving time is based on running the trail.

Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
00:30:46 4.95 98.83
hours km meters