Thursday, 12 November 2015

Walking the Cleveland Way

Images from the Cleveland Way national trail in the North Yorkshire Moors


The beginning of the 109 mile Cleveland Way at Helmsley
The route undulates through sections of woodland
Stunning rock formations!
Rievaulx Bridge (18th Cent.) crossing the River Rye
A short detour from the trail gives you the sight of the remains
of the 12th Century Cistercian Rievaulx Abbey
One of the artificial lakes at Nettle Dale
The woods beckon!
Towards Sutton Bank
The first sight of heather!
Looking back towards Roulston Scar
Welcome shade towards Sutton Bank
Sutton Brow escarpment above the mysterious Gormire
Lake rumoured to be bottomless where a village lies
drowned beneath!
Sutton Brow
The trail ahead towards the Hambleton Down
The Drove Road after the Boltby Scar at High Barn towards Sneck Yate
Looking back towards High Barn
A moment to pause before sunset!
The end of the first day of walking at High Paradise Farm, Boltby
where we pitched camp in a small copse!
The Library at High Paradise Farm
Looking back to High Paradise Farm
Fields from the Hambleton Road
View of the Moor from the Drovers' Road
Onwards through Little Moor!
One of the many boundary markers along the route
Trees near Thimbleby Moor
Another marker stone
After the footbridge over Jenny Brewster's Beck
The Beck before Oak Dale Reservoir. The second day's walk ended
at Osmotherly where we camped for the night at Cote Ghyll
St Peter's Church, Osmotherley
A fine interior too!
After a short detour to visit the Lady Chapel we had a delightful
day among the heather!
Towards Scarth Nick
Footbridge crossing Piper Beck
The trail towards Round Hill
The Carlton Moor Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar at 1,338 feet
We pitched camp at Lord Stones, Chopgate and here day three ended!
But not before visiting the nearby mysterious Lord Stones!
A magical place!
And a beautiful sunset to end the day!
Following a clear night where we watched the stars the next day
saw low cloud cover and everything seemed wet, a perfect
opportunity to view the Lord Stones once more!
Like silent sentinels!
Detail of symbol on the Lord Stone
The trail continues from Cringle Moor towards Urra Moor
Nothing but grouse and sheep for company!
At the Wainstones!
Clay Bank
A reminder of the harshness of the Moors!
On through Urra Moor and Greenhow Moor to Bloworth Crossing!
At the point of exhaustion! Tall boundary stone
'Sir W. Fowels' 8th Baronet of the Ingleby Estate
who died 1845 and smaller 'Jenny Bradley' stone
On over Ingleby Moor and Battersby Moor and Warren Moor
towards Kildale and Park Farm where we stayed in the Byre!
A touch of luxury in the form of electricity! A very comfortable
night was spent here where we were able to dry the tent out!
Following the walk from Kildale climbing through the
woods suddenly the Captain Cook monument appears
Looking up the 60 foot Cook Monument which has
been like a visible beacon on the horizon for two days!
Roseberry Topping viewed from Newton Moor
Black Nab
Railway Viaduct towards Saltburn-by-the-Sea
The Railway Viaduct
Green Man bench in the Valley Gardens at he end of the day's
walk finishing in Saltburn
Wooden carving of a fisherman at Skinningrove
Skinningrove seemed to be a rather uninteresting place but fortunately the route continued along the Hummersea Scar and Bank, past Boulby and on to Cowbar and Staithes with its little harbour.

The mysterious 'Hob Holes' at Runswick Bay
Runswick Bay
Detail of rock formation at Runswick Bay
Tunnel exit from the disused railway towards Sandsend
The whale jaw bones at Whitby with the Abbey
 in the background
The captain Cook memorial at West Cliff, Whitby
Captain Cook
Whitby harbour and the Abbey from West Cliff
Steam train at Whitby station
The famous 199 steps at Whitby!
The Black Horse at Whitby
The exceedingly haunted White Horse and Griffin
at Whitby
Whitby Abbey
The Abbey
The Fog Signal Station just outside Whitby
The Lighthouse
Lighthouse from above
The Cleveland Way coastal walk continues!
Towards Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
 The charming Robin Hood's Bay
 The walk towards Ravenscar
We encountered this slow worm along the way
A precarious pill box!
A magical bog towards the Ravenscar Visitor Centre
where we stop for refreshments!
This snake in the grass was the second of two adders we saw!
The delightful Hayburn Wyke
Onwards through stunning scenery!
Just three miles to Scarborough!
With Scalby in sight! This sign post indicates the
circular 48 mile route back to Helmsley
The beautiful Peasholm Park at Scalby!
Just a short walk today from Scalby to Cayton Bay
Cayton Bay looking back to Knipe Point
The view back towards Cayton Bay from
Gristhorpe Cliff
The view ahead towards Filey
The end of the Cleveland Way at Filey!

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