Cleveland Way National Trail

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Cleveland Way National Trail

Cleveland Way National Trail
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davidandshona
Dumfries, UK980 contributions
Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay
Sep 2021
We took a walk from Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay with our dog, along the Cleveland Way cliff top path. It is well signposted and from St Mary's Church in Whitby to the top of RHB is 6.5 miles, and we took around 3.5 hours as we stopped a few times for water and a snack plus wanted to admire and photograph the views.

A few parts are steep up and down to cross little streams, so you need to take your time and watch the slippery steps and rocks.

RHB is picturesque with its quaint cobbled streets and alleyways leading down to the beach. However we visited Staithes (up the coast) later in the week and found it to be quieter and much nicer.

We did however have a lovely lunch and a couple of pints at the Victoria Hotel back up the hill before a final explore and then catching the X93 back to Whitby, with the dog allowed on board.
Written September 13, 2021
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JohnScarr70
Pontefract, UK1,740 contributions
Glorious coastline
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is a part of Yorkshire I really must try to visit more often. The path is not too challenging and the stunning views are worth every step. Warm, July winds help massively.
Written August 4, 2021
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4,528 contributions
Beautiful walking and views
Jul 2021 • Couples
The Cleveland Way offers some wonderful walking and views in the north of England.

We walked a 5 kilometres stretch near Lord Stones - there were some fairly difficult hills but the going was generally ok and the views fantastic.

Lord Stones cafe offered a great place for parking and refreshments.
Written July 20, 2021
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Alan A
Chesterfield, UK1,446 contributions
Unique experience
Jul 2021
We walked down to the waterfall from the pub car park after a light lunch. You need to be sound of wind & limb. Wear strong shoes & take it steady. The path is uneven & treacherous when wet. The beach & waterfall make the walk worthwhile. Take a camera to make wonderful memories. Worth the effort.
Written July 14, 2021
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Phiil_foxhollow
Leicester, UK12 contributions
Cleveland Way coastal section
Jul 2021
We walk the coastal section of the Cleveland Way in reverse from Filey to Saltburn by the Sea ( Filey - Scarborough - Robin Hoods Bay - Whitby - Staithes - Saltburn). 53 miles in total with a number of ups and downs to add a little more distance.
Very lucky with the weather as the forecast said rain most days and we only had it the once for a couple of hours.
We stayed at hotels and guest house on route and use Weather Goat Walks to transport our luggage (excellent service with daily text to say it had been dropped off).
We decided to do the route over 5 days which is what we had done previously 2 years ago. We had a great time doing this trek, meeting some lovely people along the way. if you are thinking about doing this then do and you won't regret it.
Great views, history, seaside villages and people.
Written July 9, 2021
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Paul F
Rotherham, UK31 contributions
Do it
Jul 2021 • Friends
Wow. What an experience. Walked from Helmsley to Saltburn across the moors, having done the coastal section previously.
This walk is extremely well sign posted and easy to follow. Walked the 65 miles over 5 days and had time to take in the detours to viewing points, roseberry Topping being an exceptional highlight.
Overnight Stops are more dictated by where there was availability but plenty of places in the villages, but note that across the moors you can easily walk for a few hours without any chances to eat or drink.
We had one day where the mist came in while on the moors but spectacular views on the other days.
Definitely worth every second and one I will probably do again
Written July 9, 2021
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sou301
Goodyear, AZ136 contributions
Famtastic
Jun 2021 • Solo
Walked this trial alone in June. The weather was fantastic and as a result the views from the moors and seacliffs were amazing.

The signage is fantastic everywhere, and with the trailblazer guidebook I booked my own accommodation and worked out where to eat.

Saltburn is where the trial meets the coast and was a real gem of a town, continuing to walk south along the coast the standard of accommodation continues to drop so be careful where you book!

I think it might be better to walk from Filey to Hemsley, as it was rather a culture shock after the remoteness of the moors to deal with the mass of tourists in the seaside towns.
Written June 28, 2021
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71louise11
Manchester, UK32 contributions
Beautiful views on a very therapeutic walk.
Jun 2021
We took the bus from to Robin Hood's Bay in order to walk the Cleveland Way coastal path back to Whitby and were so glad we did this. What a beautiful part of the world this is. If you are relatively fit the walk is completely manageable but I was still glad to stumble across The Hornblower tea rooms and see Whitby Abbey in the distance towards the end! The paths are clear and well worn. Yes, you do have to go through a cow field early on but glad to say they were not at all interested in us. We also had to cross through a caravan site after The Hornblower which as far as we could tell was the only way? There were plenty of places along the way to sit and take in the spectacular views. It took us around 3.5 hours including a few stops.
Written June 6, 2021
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Murton68
Gillingham, UK358 contributions
Amazing Scenery
Jun 2021 • Couples
Wonderful with stunning scenery. We did three different walks on different days, two of which were coastal. We walked from Cayton Bay to Scarborough, views were amazing, we did get we taxi back to the car, we aren’t fit enough to walk the 4.5 miles back! Yesterday we walked from Helmsley to Rievaulx, which went round in a loop which was 7 miles and probably the gentlest of the three walks. The other walk was from Cloughton to Hayburn Wyke which also went round in a loop.

The routes are well sign posted and overall we didn’t see many people. In places there are steep steps to go up or down but we’ll worth it for the stunning views.
Written June 4, 2021
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK5,423 contributions
Amazing views on a beautiful sunny day, walking from Bloworth Crossing to Osmotherley
May 2021
We have walked many different parts of the Cleveland Way over the years, as we live locally and the Cleveland Hills offer such spectacular views. Of course the challenge is climbing up to the top of the hills first!

We walked a section of the Cleveland Way over the May bank holiday weekend as part of the Lyke Wake Walk (if you want advice about the LWW, ours is don't do it!!)

We walked along the Cleveland Way from Bloworth Crossing until near Osmotherley, when we left this trail to walk along the road for a few kilometres to finish near Cod Beck Reservoir.

We hiked the Cleveland Way in full last year and various parts of it several times, but this was the first time we walked this way, towards Osmotherley, for such a long stretch.

The first 10kms or so are really flat, until you descend towards Clay Bank carpark and cross the road to begin the ascent up towards the Wainstones. From here there are a couple of VERY steep climbs UP and then down again and then UP, which is very tiring. Reaching the stone seat at the hill top near Lord Stones we were very relieved as we knew we only had 1 more hill to climb now! Then a few kilometres across relatively flat moorland before ascending briefly into woodland and the final push towards Osmotherley.

The Cleveland Way is a very popular route, so was quite busy with other hikers as it was a beautiful bank holiday weekend. Whenever you walk along this section though you are guaranteed to see a few people. Everyone is friendly though and most people are sensible about keeping a bit of distance, due to covid restrictions at the moment.

You have to be relatively fit to be able to climb up the steep hills in this area, but just take it slowly and stop to enjoy the views :-) The paths along this section are excellent, such a treat for hikers and especially for us after having had to wade through boggy marshland the day before! The route is clearly marked and the most difficult part of the path is the small cobbly steep steps up the hills in the middle. I always take my hiking pole just to give me a bit of extra help with my balance. We were wearing our hiking boots, but trainers would be good enough to walk this section of the Cleveland Way.

We highly recommend the Cleveland Way and I'm sure we will be back again in a couple of weeks for a walk along some part or another.
Written June 3, 2021
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