North York Moors CAM
Thursday 6th January 2000
Today's short walk: Skelton to Saltburn
This pond near Skelton is usually frequented by ducks and swans but today the 'seagulls have landed'
Skelton lies about half way along the Cleveland Way which soon . . . .
. . . . enters Crow Wood
The railway viaduct over Skelton Beck
which, in the good old days,
carried passenger trains from Saltburn to Whitby & Scarborough . . . .
. . . . until Dr Beeching spoiled things. Now only freight trains from Cleveland Potash cross its 11 arches
We're still on the Cleveland Way as it enters Rigg Wood
Carved on a wooden seat
Saltburn Valley Gardens - in 5 months time these flower beds will be ablaze with colour
All that remains of the Ha'penny Bridge, a huge iron structure which once spanned . . . .
. . . . the full width of this lovely valley
Hunt Cliff and The Ship Inn. The Cleveland
Way continues on behind the pub and along Hunt Cliff,
following the coast for the next 45 miles until it reaches its end at Filey Brigg
Another 'view' of The Ship Inn
Saltburn pier and the cliff railway - still
in working order. The pier is only about a third of its original
but has recently received lottery funding for restoration and repairs
A final look back at Hunt Cliff with Cat Nab in the foreground
The end of a lovely day - Roseberry Topping in the far distance silhouetted against the late afternoon sky
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