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Toxicbunny

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« Reply #30 on: 20:47:20, 30/04/20 »
As promised, I did the Roseberry Topping spur. It was just over a mile there and back from the main Cleveland Way trail. Interestingly (I thought), was that it looked a lot bigger from a distance than it is - the 'summit' is a fair bit lower than the main CW path.
Its 320 meters high but once at the top you can see great views of Cleveland around.

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« Reply #31 on: 22:00:24, 30/04/20 »
I enjoyed this leg of your walk.  Roseberry Topping is a smashing little hill and I did a nav practice forum meet around Captain Cooks Monument.


Glad to see the heather's in bloom again  ;D   The seasons turn quickly in on the NYM.







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« Reply #32 on: 15:00:18, 01/05/20 »
I began Day 6 of my treadmill virtual hike along the Cleveland Way in Skelton Green, about 3 miles from the coast at Saltburn-by-the-Sea. From there, the route was straightforward - follow the coast in a south-easterly direction.  :) 



Sadly, for about a mile of the walk into Saltburn-by-the-Sea I had very few images on my screen. This wasn't a surprise because when I plotted the route I could see that the Street View cameraperson didn't seem to follow the Cleveland Way paths all the way to the sea - they probably used roads for some of the time. So I had a choice: I could go by roads and always have images or go by the CW and only occasionally have images. I chose the latter.  :)

Arriving at the sea. Saltburn looked very nice and the beach looked good too. I could see that the coast path would be going along high clifftops - exactly what I like!



And here we are on the clifftop path. It's a bit like the Pembrokeshire Coast Path but flatter and without the rockiness... and fewer ups and downs!



A single track railway ran alongside the path for a while, necessitating a safety barrier by the cliff edge:



I went down and past Skinningrove, but the village was a little way inland so I didn't see much of it. Then it was back up onto the cliffs with what I think is the highest point of today's walk in the distance. I'm not sure of the name of the hill, but it has a trig point at 213m.



Near the end of the stage, I went though Staithes. I'd not seen this seaside village before and I thought it was absolutely fantastic - narrow, winding streets, full of character and like somewhere from a bygone age.  :)



I'm hoping tomorrow's walk will take me as far as Whitby...

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« Reply #33 on: 15:10:01, 01/05/20 »
You didn't miss much at Skinningrove believe me, you're right, Staithes is indeed a lovely village.  You're now getting onto one of my favourite sections of the path.  Just make sure the tide is out at Runswick Bay  ;D , there is a workaround it but then you won't really have followed the Cleveland way  O0
Edited because I got my R's mixed up.

 
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« Reply #34 on: 15:12:56, 01/05/20 »
If you do do the walk in real life after all this has passed. The Ship pub in Saltburn i recommend on route which can be seen when you zoom in its a great walkers and dog  friendly pub. The path above is a little risky always has landslides. I would not walk it on a windy day.

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« Reply #35 on: 18:20:32, 01/05/20 »
This is great for getting ideas of where to stop when we actually get around to walking it!

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« Reply #36 on: 18:33:38, 01/05/20 »
This is great for getting ideas of where to stop when we actually get around to walking it!
If you do walk it starting from osmotherley that has 3 decent pubs. Over cringle moor way you pass the Lordstones another cafe / pub. I walk the area regular . The buck inn is a good pub at chopgate. Ironically I would be probably be on that route now. They are all dog friendly I normally sit outside with mine. Buts its handy to know where you can use a toilet and grab a drink.

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« Reply #37 on: 21:41:44, 01/05/20 »
The "Hill" is Warsett Hill,tougher than it looks,and that path beside the railway gets scary,narrow,eroding and vertigo can kick in with a sheer drop  :-\

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« Reply #38 on: 22:05:40, 01/05/20 »
The "Hill" is Warsett Hill,tougher than it looks,and that path beside the railway gets scary,narrow,eroding and vertigo can kick in with a sheer drop  :-\
I must admit I dont like that path. The views out to sea are beautiful but many have died falling off those cliffs.

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« Reply #39 on: 23:07:59, 01/05/20 »
Staithes is indeed a picturesque village.  I went there some years ago    :)

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« Reply #40 on: 23:30:59, 01/05/20 »
You didn't miss much at Skinningrove believe me, you're right, Staithes is indeed a lovely village.  You're now getting onto one of my favourite sections of the path.  Just make sure the tide is out at Ravenscar  ;D , there is a workaround it but then you won't really have followed the Cleveland way  O0
Do you mean Runswick Bay?? I got caught out there,tried wading but gave up,elf n safety  :-[

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« Reply #41 on: 00:04:39, 02/05/20 »
Do you mean Runswick Bay?? I got caught out there,tried wading but gave up,elf n safety  :-[
Sorry I did indeed mean Runswick Bay.
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« Reply #42 on: 13:41:43, 02/05/20 »
Day 7 of my treadmill trek along the Cleveland Way took me from just after Staithes to about a mile past Whitby, which means I've completed about 76 of the 110 miles.  :)

Today's walk was again mostly along the clifftops with sea to the left and farmland to the right, but occasionally the route went down along a beach or through a seaside town. There was an inland section before Whitby where the CW went along a straight and uninteresting road for about a mile before turning back towards the coast. I discovered later that the diversion is caused by a golf course.



This is the wide, sandy beach at Runswick Bay. It looks wonderful!



There was a very smart track, presumably a cycle path, for quite a distance on the way to Sandsend and the views out to sea were often very scenic:



The weather was rather drab in Whitby so I don't think I saw it at its best. Even so, it looks like a fascinating old town and I'd love to explore it properly one day. I noticed Endeavour is moored up the Esk...



So, three more days to go...  :)

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« Reply #43 on: 15:38:43, 02/05/20 »
Ah good old Whitby,one of my favourite places,remember a childhood holiday there,it was 1970,the football world cup was on in Mexico & Esso were giving away world cup coins "Dad go fill the car up" a Hillman Minx,Pele & a brilliant Brazil team,ah memories,they can cheer you up & sadden you at the same time  :)
Ive visited at least once a year since,I now live only 50 miles away but at the moment it feels like the other side of the world,i just hope i can make it this year  O0

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« Reply #44 on: 16:08:16, 02/05/20 »
At low tide you can wlk along the beach instead of the road past the golf course.  The cycle track into Sandsend is actually remnants of an old railway track bed of the Whitby, Redcar and Middlesborough Union railway line.  A pity you didn't get into Whitby 'Proper', forego the fish n chips and head to the Humble Pie N Mash shop instead  O0
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