The Cleveland Way – Sandsend to Runswick Bay

The Cleveland Way – Sandsend to Runswick Bay

The coast walk from Sandsend to Runswick Bay is about 4 and a half miles in length. The walk is an undulating route along the cliffs with stunning vistas at several points. In particular, the view from Kettleness towards the sweeping bay at Runswick has to be one of the best views on the Yorkshire Coast.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is one of the UK’s most popular historic railways. For this reason, hundreds of thousands of passengers travel on the line annually. Vintage steam and diesel trains haul passenger trains 18 miles over the North Yorkshire Moors.

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The Cleveland Way – 1. Helmsley to Sutton Bank

The Cleveland Way –  1. Helmsley to Sutton Bank

The first part of the Cleveland Way starts in Helmsley and after ten and a half miles, finishes at the visitor centre in Sutton Bank. The route climbs gradually out the wooded valley of the River Rye to reach the escarpment of the Hambleton Hills at Sutton Bank.

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The Yorkshire Arboretum, North Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Arboretum, North Yorkshire

An arboretum is simply a botanical collection which is made up of trees. Generally, it is intended to be a place for scientific study. Just as a zoo educates people about animals and preserves endangered species, arboretums are places where endangered trees and plants can be grown and protected in order to preserve them. I used to be a frequent traveller through the Castle Howard estate, I lived nearby. I must have passed this site…

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Clifford’s Tower, York

Clifford’s Tower, York

Much of the layout and history of York originates from the Roman and Viking periods. One iconic feature of the city, however, is from the Norman period. The original mound that Clifford’s Tower stands on originally had a timber structure on the top. In 1068 William the Conqueror had this built as a statement of his power over the region. This original building stood for over a hundred years. This was destroyed in a fire…

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