Cleveland Way stage 3

National Trail Acorn



Clay Bank

18.3 kilometres / 11 miles linear walking route 

approximate walking time calorie consumption guide1141 KCal

links with the lyke wake walk and the coast to coast stage 11 ingleby cross to clay bank top 

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL26 North York Moors - Western area

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Harvey XT40 Cleveland Way National Trail map

Leaving Osmotherley nearing the end of Osmotherley

 start of Ruebury Lane incline that is Ruebury Lane

smoking chimneys Osmotherley

Ruebury Lane beyond the tarmac  Cleveland Way left church right

first look of Penn Hill in the Dales  Ruebury Lane continues

 nearing Chapel Wood Farm old railway wagon Chapel Wood Farm

Chapel Wood Farm signpost track leaving Chapel Wood Farm

 Cleveland Way magnificent tree open farm gate

approaching South Wood swing gate entrance to South Wood

 meeting the Coast to Coast walk ascending through South Wood

 continuing the ascent passing first of a number of old quarries

nearing the top of South Wood even nearer the top

 looking across the northern escarpment of the North York Moors frosty path

View from Scarth Wood Moor

leaving the track Lyke Wake Walk sign stone

Lords Stone Cafe  entrance to Lords Stone Cafe 

wide grass area near Lords Stone Cafe wide track towards Kirby Bank

wide track muddy in winter Cleveland Way takes right hand track

Cleveland Way follows drystone way to its left gate at start of stone slabs under foot

stone slab starts to slope up towards Kirby Bank Footpath only no bikes no horses

grass between slabs grass can be slippy path continues up Kirby Bank

view along fence towards Teeside boundary stone at western end of Kirby Bank 

Holiday Fellowship plaque Holiday Fellowship plaque and seat behind 

A request from the holiday fellowship.

Friend, when you stray, or sit and take your ease

On moor, or fell, or under spreading trees,

Pray, leave no traces of your wayside meal,

No paper bag, no scattered orange peel, nor daily journal littered on the grass;

Others may view these with distaste and pass.

Let no one say, and say it to your shame, that all was beauty here until you came. 

We think you can get a copy of the plaque on a card but the details of how to do so are obsecured by the concrete holding the plaque in place! 

Alec Falconer plaque 

leaving Cringle End looking down through a gap in the edge

looking along the edges drop in path levels

starting the descent of Kirby Bank continuation of the descent from Kirby Bank

waymark sign on descent of Kirby Bank over halfway down the descent of Kirby Bank

looking towards the northern edge of Cold Moor stone slabs over old mine waste

bridlepath leading off left Cleveland Way straight on footpath off to right Cleveland Way straight on

old standing stone Cleveland Way forks right

wide gate through to ascent of Cold Moor post at corner of wall marks start of ascent to Cold Moor 

Looking across Garfit Gap to the Wain Stones  footpath crossroads at Garfit Gap 

grass field Garfit Gap gate leaving Garfit Gap

stone path climbing to the Wain Stones continuation of climb up to the Wain Stones

the bulk of the Wain Stones Wain Stones needle

looking back across the top of the Wain Stones leaving the Wain Stones for Hasty Bank

misty gap nearing White Hill approaching White Hill 

close to the descent of Hasty Bank start of the descent from Hasty Bank 

looking towards Carr Ridge permissable path to Great Broughton

continuation of Cleveland Way steps descending towards road

B1257 Stokesley to Helmsley road 



YHA OsmotherleyCote Ghyll Mill, Osmotherley, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3AH T: 01609 883425 

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The Cleveland Way  and the Yorkshire Wolds Way by Cicerone The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way published by Cicerone 

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External Links

Cleveland Way National Trail website

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