Distance: 14.75 miles (24 Km)
Start Kildale YO21 2RG
Finish Saltburn TS12 1EH
Heading north from Kildale, you will cross the Esk Valley railway line, one of the few surviving “country” lines. You will soon come upon Easby Moor, where the unmistakable Captain Cook’s Monument stands tall, erected in 1827 to commemorate the explorer. Not far from the monument is Roseberry Topping, nicknamed “Yorkshire’s Matterhorn” due to its distinct shape, with a summit of 320m (1050 feet). From here, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the North York Moors. If you make a detour to Great Ayton, you can visit the newly revitalised Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum.
Afterwards, you can continue east to Guisborough Woods, the longest stretch of forestry on the Cleveland Way. Here, you can take in views of the plain below and of Guisborough from Highcliff Nab. At the foot of the Woods, you will find the Guisborough Branch Walkway and Visitor Centre. If you need a refreshment, the Fox and Hounds Pub at Slapewath is close by. Finally, you will come to Skelton, where you will pass through Saltburn Woods to reach the sea at Saltburn.
For maps and more information see here https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/cleveland-way/route/
Banner image courtesy of Colin Carter
Address: Kildale, Whitby, UK