This wonderful trail runs from Helmsley to Filey, taking you through the beautiful North York Moors national park, atop the Hambleton Hills ridge and along the stunning North Yorkshire coastline.
The trail begins in Helmsley, with the first section taking you through the heather moorland of the North York Moors, passing the village of Osmotherley, the pretty Cod Beck Reservoir and the ancient stones at Lord Stones Country Park and the Wainstones.
After enjoying the fabulous views on the elevated moors you arrive at Saltburn to begin the coastal stretch. You then pass through a series of lovely coastal towns, including Whitby, Robin's Hood Bay and Scarborough, while enjoying some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the country.
The trail is coincident with the Lyke Wake Walk for a long section around around Osmotherley.
This challenging walk is a complete crossing of the North Yorkshire Moors from west to east.
For circular walks along the trail try the splendid Great Ayton Circular Walk, Sandsend Circular Walk, the Sutton Bank and the Kilburn White Horse Walk, the Osmotherley Circular Walk or the Wainstones Walk.
Cleveland Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cleveland Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cleveland Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cleveland Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Staithes head to the excellent Cod and Lobster for some refreshments after your walk. The pub is in a great location right next to the harbour where you can sit outside and enjoy sea views with your fish and chips. Indoors there's old photos displaying the history of the area including the violent storms that have visited this little village. You can easily find it on the High Street at a postcode of TS13 5DF for you sat navs.
In Sandsend there's The Hart Inn. This fine pub is located in a excellent location just yards from Sandsend beach. The inn does excellent food including some delicious crab sandwiches. They also have a lovely large garden area for fine weather. You can find them at East Row with a postcode of YO21 3SU for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Part of the trail runs along the Hambleton Street track in the Hambleton Hills. This track is suitable for mountain bikes, running along Boltby Forest near Boltby village.
In the Cleveland Hills there's a section along The Greenhow Road to Battersby Moor and Kildale which is suitable for cyclists.
Additionally National Cycle Route 1 runs alongside the trail for a large portion of the route.
Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby
The trail starts in the lovely market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire with the fascinating medieval castle well worth visiting.
The atmospheric abbey ruins at Rievaulx near Helmsley
The coastal stretch of the trail begins at the beautiful Victorian town of Saltburn-by-the-sea with its Grade II listed pier and splendid cliffs.
The coastal town of Whitby has much to enjoy including the famous abbey and a plethora of fabulous fish & chip shops!
Robin Hood's Bay
The attractive fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay is a real highglight on the trail
The popular holiday resort of Scarborough is well worth spending a few hours in, with it's striking castle and lovely sandy bays the highlights in this attractive spa town.
Beloved landmark in the Tees Valley area this 1,049 feet (320 m) high Hill has a distinctive shape.
The ruins of an Augustinian priory founded by the Bruce family, afterwards Kings of Scotland. They are dominated by the dramatic skeleton of the 14th century church's east end.
The trail ends at the lovely seaside resort of Filey. Here you can visit Filey Brigg where there's some fascinating geology and wildlife including whales, seals and dolphins.