Cleveland Way Long Distance Path Directory

Following the Cleveland Way Footpath from Sutton Bank towards Osmotherley
Following the Cleveland Way Footpath from Sutton Bank towards Osmotherley

A walk through 109 miles of superb North Yorkshire scenery. Opened in 1969 the walk follows the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Starting in the market town of Helmsley, the first 60 miles is walked over spectacular moorland which is at its glorious best in late summer when the heather is in full bloom. The final 50 miles follows the North Sea coastline from Saltburn to Filey. It is a popular long distance path.

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The best web sites for General Information and Planning:
National Trails of Great Britain Comprehensive site providing details on the route. Includes an accommodation guide, booking service providers, maps required.
Cleveland Way This official National Trail site has everything you will need in planning the walk. It is excellently set out. Recommended.
The Sherpa Van Project Excellent planning layout to work out the stages of the walk.
Ramblefest A dedicated webpage is provided on the Cleveland Way with sections on accommodation, restaurants and pubs, guidebooks and maps, and public transport.
The best web sites for Guided Walking:
None available at present
The web sites that organise accommodation and/ or baggage transfer:
Absolute Escapes offer self-guided walking packages including accommodation and baggage transfer for the whole walk.
Macs Adventures have a full complement of services for the walk to make your walking experience an enjoyable one.
Contours Full range of self guided walking services. Very good web site navigation.
Discovery Travel Full range of self guided walking services.
Sherpa Van Renowned baggage transfer service. Accommodation also organised on request if baggage service used. Full (very fair) costs of the service are provided online.
The Sherpa Van Project Organise accommodation and baggage transfer. Costs on site.
Brigantes Organises accommodation and baggage transfer. No costs provided online.
The best web sites for you to plan your accommodation:
S H Systems Excellent range of accommodation. Just type in the location to bring up a list of accommodation in the area. You can sort by price, postcode or rating.
The Sherpa Van Project The most complete web listing of accommodation for the walk.
The best personal journals of the walk:
Tim Whitemore New to long distance walking in 2013 Tim has written a considered and informative report of his journey.
Kevin Blount Kevin has compiled a wonderful report with photographs taken along the full length of the Cleveland Way.
Sally Jordan Sally has a passion for Long Distance Trails and this reflection is excellent.
George Tod George's lovely report on his walk includes lots of useful information.
Ian Fisk A good record of the walk with more information on accommodation.
The essential sites for safety advice and emergency services:
Ramblers Association Practical walking advice on keeping safe including a guide to map reading, navigation and a detailed list of the essential gear required on a long distance walk.
Mountain Rescue UK You may need them so take their advice.
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