Cleveland Way 2011

Posted by: flatlands

Cleveland Way 2011 - 01/05/11 01:05 PM

I'm planning to walk the Cleveland Way in a week's time, start and finish from/to Saltburn, with Scarborough Filey section being omitted and will instead get the bus from Scarborough to Helmsley to continue the rest of the walk.

The Cleveland Way is long overdue and would make a ideal week-long walk, despite no pre-training, that is a gamble. But, I find out after a day or two on how I feel, otherwise, I will pop over to Goathland and spend the rest of the week there, so it wouldn't be a waste of a holiday.
Posted by: Slogger

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 02/05/11 12:05 PM

Si is the tour of Yorkshire Cycle ride Off?
Dave.
Posted by: flatlands

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 02/05/11 02:13 PM

Guess so, hearts not in it at the moment. I've wanted to do the Cleveland Way for a long time and this is my chance to do it.

But the good news is that, I'm planning a Yorkshire Dales and Coast to Coast cycling route combined, the best of both worlds really.

But the Cleveland Way is on for me.
Posted by: slowcoach

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 03/05/11 06:29 AM

Excellent walking conditions at the moment. The coastal section is dry, no boggy patches and with clear views rights along the coast in both directions. Should be an enjoyable walk for you.

Goathland has been exceptionally busy over the bank holidays. Hope that it quietens down for you. If you have any energy left you could try out the new concessionary route.

Pick a ROW to Moorgates. There is now a concessionary route from the other side of the railway bridge to Ellerbeck where there is a new footbridge across the river. A path has been cut around the west of Fen Moor via Fen Houses to Saltergate. Then Malo Cross north across the moor to where the RAF have opened a concessionary, waymarked, route around the station back to Ellerbeck.

(You can get a bus back from the Hole of Horcum car park or the old pub back to Goathland to shorted it.
Posted by: flatlands

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 15/05/11 09:04 PM

Well, I did the Cleveland Way, but only as far as Whitby. I started at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, staying at Park Farm camping barn, Camped at Blue Bell Inn, Ingleby Cross, camped at Bungdale Head, Scawton, Scarborough YH and Boggle Hole YH.

Weather was better than I thought, having sunshine and showers. The walk went ok, apart from one heel blister and some hard skin on my left toe, which might be a corn. The conditions underfoot were bone-dry, even after a 20 minute shower, the soil just dried up fairly quickly.

A very enjoyable walk and got to have a good look around the Rievaulx Abbey and Ravenscar "the town that never was", that has a long and interesting past. I would like to return to Ravenscar for a few days to take a closer at the Alum and brick works, take a closer look at the street plan and a walk along the dis-used rail track. Yes, a good walk.
Posted by: slowcoach

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 16/05/11 07:38 PM

Ravenscar is indeed a fascinating lace ..... but ... a few days is pushing it! If the alum works takes your fancy there are regular (ish) guided walks around it. Look in the "events" section of the national park website. The street plan and a further display are in the National Centre just before the Raven Hall Hotel entrance.
Posted by: flatlands

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 17/05/11 12:09 AM

Thanks for that info, SC. I did pass the National Centre, didn't think about a display in there.

Regards to the town plan, it did seem like good idea to plan such a thing. However, it is fairly high up above the beach and very windy. So, not a good thing really.

When I was having a bowl of soup in the tea-room on Station Square, I noticed on the walls, some interesting photographs of Ravenscar, that there was a phone box. The guy who served me, said at one time many years ago, that there was a butchers shop on Station Square, Ravenscar. I find that really amazing. I'll have to pop back there in August on the bike and base myself at Bent Rigg farm for a few days. I love them sort of places, if only for the fantastic history it holds.
Posted by: slowcoach

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 17/05/11 06:01 AM

Ravenscar has been the source of a lot of local ill-feeling of late. A beauty of the village is its lack of light at night. Sitting on one of the village eats near the Raven Hall and looking along the coast is a real pleasure. You can see along to Bay and upwards into the light-obscured sky.

Then in-comers started to arrive from the towns. "Where are the street lights?" they cried. "And why do we want them?" replied the locals. "Cos it gets dark at night" was their response. "Yes, because this is the c..o..u..n..t..r..y..s..i..d..e."

You will notice that a compromise has been reached and there are now some lights. I hope these are the last!

Have you been into the Pannet park museum at Whitby? A genuine traditional old-fashioned museum. Well worth a visit. Google "Hand of Glory" and "tempest prognosticator". They have them both!
Posted by: slowcoach

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 17/05/11 06:02 AM

Seat, of course. B****** this kreyboard.
Posted by: Slogger

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 17/05/11 09:03 PM

Flatlands,
Well done glad you had a good walk, fairly undulating eh.
What did they charge you for camping at the Blue Bell Ing X?
I didn't want to make a fuss so said nothing and it was a good meal anyway, but, I had Sirloin & Chips @ 13 plus a single pint of Guinness, Cost? and the bill came to 23.
Dave.
Posted by: flatlands

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 18/05/11 12:26 AM

Thanks Slogger. The Camping fee for the Blue Bell Inn is 5 including shower, not too bad, fairly either. The Blue Bell Inn was once very a few years ago around the 2 mark and crept up.
Posted by: Slogger

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 19/05/11 03:14 PM

Originally Posted By: flatlands
Thanks Slogger. The Camping fee for the Blue Bell Inn is 5 including shower, not too bad, fairly either. The Blue Bell Inn was once very a few years ago around the 2 mark and crept up.


It was about right then. I could have sworn the lads who were staying to camp there last September, said it was free camping to patrons, obviously not.
Dave.
Posted by: flatlands

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 19/05/11 06:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Slogger
Originally Posted By: flatlands
Thanks Slogger. The Camping fee for the Blue Bell Inn is 5 including shower, not too bad, fairly either. The Blue Bell Inn was once very a few years ago around the 2 mark and crept up.


It was about right then. I could have sworn the lads who were staying to camp there last September, said it was free camping to patrons, obviously not.
Dave.
Not no nowadays, might of been pre-2005 and then again, in 2005, it was 2. Still it not too bad with the shower included. I guess that the Coast to Coast being so popular nowadays, prices have soared. I remember I camped at the Blacksmith Arm's, Swainby about a mile, east along the A174. I was walking my 2nd Coast to Coast Walk (1991) and the price for a small tent was 1, I guess, the Blue Bell might of been less than, as I remember the field was a bit of a rough and tumble affair, the same go's the White Swan, Danby White. The Coast to Coaster's don't know their are born nowaday's. Ahh, happy day's.
Posted by: tim smith

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 19/05/11 08:23 PM

1980 full cost for camping the whole route


1,80 no showers, bath, used the becks.
Posted by: Reluctanttrucker

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 13/07/11 11:11 PM

stayed at theblue bell on the C2C. It was fiver to camp.
The meals were excellent I thought.
THe beer too
Posted by: flatlands

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 07/08/11 09:30 PM

The Cleveland Way is on again for next week, in six days.
Posted by: slowcoach

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 08/08/11 09:02 PM

Great time to do it as the heather will be at its best. A tad wet in some places at the moment. Take extra care along the cliff edges.
Posted by: The Author

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 22/08/11 04:17 PM

After completing the cleveland way, popped back up last week to the BlueBell on a camping trip with my godson and his father he charged 10 in total for three tents for 2 nights.
Must say the food was good value for money too! And the beer was alright until we were just left with John Smiths one night
saying that I stopped tasting it after 7 pints
Posted by: flatlands

Re: Cleveland Way 2011 - 06/11/11 03:19 PM

I've now completed my blog for the Cleveland Way, which I did early this Spring in May. There is photos and a few comment's on there. Also, I'm heading back to Robin Hood's Bay to complete the last 28 miles section to Saltburn by the Sea, I will be based in Whitby for two night's bed and breakfast and will use the local bus service, getting to the place when I will start and finish the day's walking.

I will add on the photos to the blog, once the walk is done.