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The Cleveland Way is one of England's oldest and best-loved National Trails. It runs for 110 miles (177 km) around the North York Moors National Park, starting inland at Helmsley, offering panoramic views over the vales of York and Mowbray and from the Cleveland Hills. After reaching the coast at Saltburn, it heads south along the dramatic sea cliffs, with their tales of shipwrecks and smugglers, to end at Filey. The route features prehistoric burial mounds, ancient castles, abbeys and Roman remains, with more recent traces of industrial history. Vast areas of heather moorland are host to secretive wildlife. The Cleveland Way is easily accessible by public transport and is divided into easy stages by villages of character with friendly pubs and accommodation. Above all, the walker is welcomed with warm Yorkshire hospitality. This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy your Cleveland Way walk: detailed route descriptions background on geology, pre-history and history illustrated information about wildlife map of the entire route in 5 drop-down panels (1:120,000) information about public transport and travel lavishly illustrated, with 75 colour photographs on water-resistant paper.
|Publication date:||15th May 2012|
|Author:||Gordon Simm, Jacquetta Megarry|
|Categories:||Travel & holiday guides, Walking, hiking, trekking,|
Gordon Simm is a semi-retired engineer, a long-distance walker and a keen photographer. He was born a townee but always loved the countryside, and in the early eighties he moved with his young family to rural North Yorkshire on the edge of the North Yorks Moors National Park. A keen bird-watcher, Gordon's interest in photography grew as he developed his skills in using a camera to record landscape and wildlife. His first venture into long-distance walking was on the Cleveland Way in 1989. Since leaving full-time work in 2003, he has completed several other National Trails, and co-authored a Rucksack Reader on ...More About Gordon Simm, Jacquetta Megarry