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
Have a Facebook Account
If you don’t already have a Facebook account you will need one
Click this link to be taken to the Community
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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.
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.
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 🙂
Route: Littlebeck to Falling Foss – Circular Route
Distance: 6km (3.7miles)
Minimum Hiking Time: 1hr 30min
Child Friendly Time: 2hrs
Elevation: 167m (548ft)
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.
Great shop, owners and service. Comes highly recommended.
19:20 11 Jun 19
Very happy with my bike service, sorted out problems other bike shops left alone. Would definitely recommend.
15:37 10 Jun 19
excellent product knowledge and customer service. very friendly and always make you feel very welcome. would definitely recommend these guys 😁
18:02 09 Jun 19
What a legend, Mike knows his stuff and managed to help me understand why my bike felt like a kangaroo. (p.s 300psi in your shock isn't the way forward)
12:18 11 May 19
What a great shop, here on holiday and needed a cap as it was very sunny (yeah Sun in Scarborough). The guy in the shop was that friendly we ended up going back to shop again on the way back to the car.Fantastic local shop.
13:36 20 Apr 19
What a great shop, here on holiday and needed a cap as it was very sunny (yeah Sun in Scarborough). The guy in the shop was that friendly we ended up going...
06:31 20 Apr 19
would highly recommend, will use again
09:41 30 Mar 19
Visited the store purchased some gloves, not only did the staff really know their stuff they actually cared that I left with everything I needed and most of all kit that worked.These gloves are possibly the best gloves I have ever owned.
10:07 07 Mar 19
Called in for info only. very pleasent and helpful.Nice to have Orbea Gain bikes in stock.
11:37 21 Feb 19
Fantastic staff and a great range, just what Scarborough needs
22:33 19 Jan 19
Top notch customer service and exceptional product knowledge. Would highly recommend taking a visit to their shop, they'll either get you what you need or point you in the right direction.
23:32 22 Dec 18
Great service. Super fast and knowledgeable. Good to keep supporting this local shop. Good luck!
13:09 22 Dec 18
Took my bike in to get a new gear set / drive train. I received an excellent level of service. Staff went over and above what I expected to not only fix the bike but explain the individual problems. Would fully recommend this independent store and will be returning in future.
22:56 10 Dec 18
What a shop, To say that the issues they have had with the lights and yet they still manage to deal with it in such a professional way. And they are a LOCAL independent store too. If you want great quality outdoors kit or fantastic bikes then you MUST visit them. Don't be put off by the lighting from the outside, once you are inside the lighting is more than adequate and the products are all great.
22:08 06 Nov 18
The service Michael has done on bike bike is excellent and Katie his partner is an excellent sales lady, very knowledgeable. Thank you Pauline b
07:37 20 Oct 18
Visited the store on to get some advice on an issue with my bike, they fixed it withing minutes after anotger local bike shop told me they didn't know what brake pads my bike needed. It turns out it didn't need new pads the brakes just needed bleeding.A full basic bike service done in 20 minutes, fantastic team and a very capable cycle workshop.
21:23 14 Oct 18
Know what they are talking about and great customer service!
20:08 03 Oct 18
Popped in for a nosey round the new store, really welcoming, helpful and they know their stuff. Look forward to future visits and making some purchases. Would highly recommend to any trail runners or mountain bikers.
09:13 29 Sep 18
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17:01 26 Sep 18
Super helpful, charismatic and obliging team of people who love what they do for a living. Heartily recommended.
16:05 20 Sep 18
Visited today and I've never had service like it, the staff are great and really know their stuff. Not to mention the demo area for testing out boots before you buy them. By far the best experience I have had when buying clothing.