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 length
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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