Helmsley, North York Moors
Details for Cleveland Way Walk
The Cleveland Way Walk is one of the most spectacular trails in the North York Moors, which travels through some stunning countryside from Helmsley to the spectacular coastline at Filey. Visitors pass through pretty towns and villages along the way.
Walk the length of the Cleveland Way and discover the North York Moors and North Yorkshires spectacular scenery. The Cleveland Way is an official designated National Trails route. It starts at the historical market town of Helmsley, and then follows the upland ridge on the edge of the North York Moors National Park before arriving at the coast ending at Filey. The first section of the walk is has beautiful heather moorland views of the North Yorkshire Moors while the second part offers a spectacular coastal landscape with stunning views. The coastal section of the Cleveland Way is part of the North Sea Trail, a European project to create better access to the North Sea coast in all the surrounding countries.
Length: Approximately 9 days & 107 miles long although you make want to take a little longer if you want to see more of the sites along the way.
Direction: Most people walk the route from Helmsley through to Filey in a clockwise direction.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed on the Cleveland Way so long as they are kept under close control. A lead is recommended on lengths such as the moorland stretches where there can be nesting birds.
Accommodation: There is plenty of Accommodation along the route.
Best Time of Year: The Cleveland Way is open all year round, so there is not really a best time. However If you want to see the delightful...
Recommended Route & More on the Cleveland Way
The Cleveland Way walk was officially opened in 1969 and is one of the most varied and interesting footpaths in this country. It is just over 100 miles long and goes from Helmsley in the west to Filey in the east. However the walk is not as simple as this; the distance from Helmsley to Filey by road is just over 30 miles by the direct route. The Cleveland Way follows a much more varied route following three sides of the moors and the coastline before it arrives at Filey. Below is a guide onto to which route you might take and which towns and villagers you may choose to stop in. The Cleveland Way is very well signposted for most of its length but I recommend that you take with an OS map just in-case.
Although 9 or 10 days is the suggested time for the walk there is so much beautiful scenery and history it is well worth taking your time over.
The Route Helmsley to Sutton Bank
Length: 10 miles
Total since start: 10 miles
Sutton Bank to Osmotherley
Length: 12 miles
Total Since Start: 22 miles
Osmotherley to Kildale
Length: 20 miles
Total Since Start: 42 miles
Kildale to Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Length: 15 miles
Total Since Start: 57 miles
Saltburn-by-the-Sea to Whitby
Length: 19 miles
Total Since Start: 76 miles
Whitby to Scarborough
Total Since Start: 98
Scarborough to Filey
Total Since Start: 107
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