Saturday, 8 June 2013

Cleveland Way , Coastwalk

Filey → Scarborough

em-cleveland-end.png Distance: 11.32 miles
Ascent: 300 metres
Duration: 3 hours 54 minutes

The Cleveland Way
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to-helmsley.pngThe Cleveland Way is a National Trail that skirts two sides of the North York Moors, running from Helmsley up along the escarpment to Saltburn-by-the-Sea, then along the coast to Filey. Consequently for the next few walks route-finding will be simple: follow the acorn way marks.

Most of that will be for another time though; we're heading home today.

to-hessle.pngRunning inland from Filey Brigg is another National Trail. The Yorkshire Wolds Way ends its 79-mile journey from the Humber Bridge here. Another walk for another day.

We started early partly so that we wouldn't be too late home, but also so that we could meet up with our friends from York who are having a day by the sea. It's always good to catch up with friends en route, even if we weren't exactly blending in with the beach-ware at Scarborough.

cleveland-diversion.pngAt Cayton Bay the path was diverted so we headed into Scarborough on the road. An elderly man heading the same way started chatting. He was walking on doctor's orders following a recent heart transplant. Oh that we all recover from surgery quite as well as he!

us-scarborough.pngScarborough was both a disappointment and a delight. Dominated by two bays that are separated by a castle-topped headland, the town seems to keep its tidy face in the north bay and its tourists in the south.

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