The Cleveland Way crosses the North York Moors national Park, a diverse landscape of heather moorland, scenic dales and villages.
A warm Yorkshire welcome awaits walkers in this region as the route enjoys the dramatic cliffs of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast as well as enchanting settlements such as Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay.
You can stop along the way at the towns of Whitby and Scarborough.
Apart from the scenery, there is an incredible wealth of history not far from the Cleveland Way at the famous Castles and Abbeys, including 7th century Whitby Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey which was England’s first Cistercian church and Scarborough Castle.
While some parts of the Cleveland Way are quite strenuous, there are sections without barriers which are accessible to everyone.
A series of four Easy Access walks along the Cleveland Way vary in their level of difficulty.
The Sutton Bank, Ravenscar and Robin Hood’s Bay walks are short ones that may be suitable for people with impaired mobility, with a pushchair, wheelchair or mobility scooter, where there are no kissing gates.
The Baysdale walk is far more challenging. None of the detailed walks have steps or stiles and comprehensive information is provided on the gradients and surfaces to expect.
Download the Cleveland Way easy access walks from the National Trail website.
National Trail Guides – Natural England has worked in partnership with Aurum Press to produce a series of official National Trail Guides which cover all the established National Trails in England and Wales.
National Trail website – National Trails are long distance routes for walking, cycling and horse riding through the finest landscapes in England and Wales.
North Sea Trail – The coastal length of the Cleveland way form part of the North Sea Trail.