Cleveland Way Long Distance Path Part 2 - Saltburn to Helmsley

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Day 1 - Saltburn to Great Ayton - 15 miles
Bus from Whitby to Saltburn, a certain sense of familiarity at Saltburn station. At least we knew where the loos were this time.
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The first part of the walk heading west is through public woodland, with good made paths underfoot.
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But we soon got into the usual woodland, then the edge of the moors.
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Roseberry Topping was near the end of today's walk - a small lump really, but very distinctive, particularly from the flatter land to the north and west of it. When we got there it was occupied by about 40 teenagers, mostly in jeans and T-shirts. Not a problem, except that about a minute after we left, a thunderstorm started. Some spectacular, and very close, flashes of lighting, plus rain (naturally).

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So, our end point on the route for the day was the Cook monument, just visible in the distance here:
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Time for a last feed before walking off-route to our B&B in Great Ayton.
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Day 2 - Great Ayton to Carlton Bank - 13 miles
The landlady in the B&B gave us a lift back up the hill to the monument, so no extra mileage at the beginning of the day.
Nicer weather today, the walking all along the edge of the moors. The only annoyance of the day was someone with a drone who started flying it just as we'd sat down to eat our lunch. Very annoying (grumpy old woman mode - it's not the flying around I mind, but the extremely irratating buzzing noise).
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No accomodation on the route here, but we'd booked a room at the inn in Chop Gate, several miles into the moors. They came to pick us up at a cafe on the edge of the moors, and gave us tea in their back garden.
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Day 3 - Carlton Bank to Botlby - 17 miles
Another day with good weather. Lots of moorland edge today.
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And the odd bit of woodland
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We ate our lunch in Osmotherly, but resisted the temptation to visit a tea shop.


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Onwards...
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High Paradise Farm has a tea shop...
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Last few miles
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Our B&B was down the hill in the village of Boltby. No pub in the village, but they took us to the pub in Sutton-under-Whitestonecliff for a meal, and collected us afterward. (I had to put that in, just because of that splendid village name!)
 
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Day 4 - Boltby to Helmsley - 14 miles
Gentler moorland today.
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We went to see the white horse near Sutton Bank - I have to say they are more impressive when viewed from a distance.
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Inland, down to Rivaulx Abbey.


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And finally into Helmsley for tea, and to catch a bus for Pickering, where we'd left a car.
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