Those of us who like variety on a walk are well served by the ever changing landscape of the Cleveland Way. It is often described as two walks in one. The first half of this popular 110 mile trail showcases the stunning heather moorland of the North York Moors – best seen in late summer when the heather is in full bloom - and the second half brings walkers along a spectacular coastal route.
Starting in the picturesque town of Helmsley, this distinctive horse-shoe shaped route takes walkers around the northern edge of the North York Moors to Saltburn. From here, you have the sea for company as you head along coastal tracks to Filey, passing old fishing villages and coastal towns.
The Cleveland Way was opened in 1969, the second National Trail in England and Wales after the Pennine Way.
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Did you know the Cleveland Way takes an average of nine days to complete?
We prepared detailed recommendations on where the coastal section of the Cleveland Way from Ravenscar to Filey Brigg should be 'rolled back' if coastal erosion occurs.