The beautifully varied Cleveland Way winds for over a hundred miles around the North York Moors National Park, from the ancient moorland town of Helmsley to the seafront at Filey, passing stunning historic sites like Helmsley Castle and Rievaulx Abbey along the way. Attractive farmland, woods and heather moorland, a blaze of purple in late-summer, dominate the first half of the walk, later replaced by dramatic cliffs, secluded coves and sandy beaches. This comprehensive, fully updated official guide is the only companion you need – whether you’re interested in the industrial history of ironstone mining, or a weekend stroller seeking a coastal walk out of the seaside resort of Scarborough.
Alan Staniforth lives at Robin Hood’s Bay on the Cleveland Way. He worked for the North York Moors National Park Authority for thirty years, firstly as an Information Officer and later as Heritage Coast Ranger.