GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cleveland Way

109 miles (176 km)

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 Scarbrough, 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 Osmotherly. The challenging walk crosses 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, the Sutton Bank and the Kilburn White Horse Walk, the Osmotherley Circular Walk or the Wainstones Walk.

Cleveland Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cleveland Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Route Highlights


The trail starts in the lovely market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire with the fascinating medieval castle well worth visiting.

Rievaulx Abbey

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.

Roseberry Topping

Beloved landmark in the Tees Valley area this 1,049 feet (320 m) high Hill has a distinctive shape.

Gisborough Priory

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.

GPS Files

GPX File

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