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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