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Walk 4: Easington to Saltburn (6 miles/9.6km)

ABOUT THE ROUTE

Moderate, one slight incline, two steeper.

Roads, fields, clifftop, rural/coastal views.

ROUTE

START. 1.Village bus stop (X56/93/93A/88), walk east to Twizziegill Farm on right. Opposite the gate there’s a stile. Cross over this and then come upon another stile and a stell.

2. After a third stile go uphill slightly, with a hedge and a small brick building on the right, until there is an opening at the end of a stone wall. Ings Farm is over to your right.

3. Go round the wall and head for the TV/phone mast, via a narrow corridor. Cross the lane and continue to a  stile, another corridor, to cliff top, passing a ‘trig’ plinth en route.

4. Now walk westwards (left) for 20 minutes. Trail forks; go right, following the waymark downhill, past an isolated cottage on the left. Some 200 metres beyond this go right, off the farm track (at a waymark and Cleveland Way post), leaving Hummersea and Spring House farms, up on the ridge.

5. Track now takes you down to clifftop above Hummersea Beach and the last rise before Skinningrove. There is a stile on the left but continue to descend via recently laid stone steps.

6. A wooden seat here, sit! Then carry on, up the far side, careful of loose rubble. On top follow Corus fence and continue along the clifftop to Warsett Hill. Pause at the remains of the old Guibal Fan House ventilation shaft, last worked in 1906.

7. Next see a large, metal ring, with the 10 symbols – old and new – of Cleveland. Identify them? Produced by Richard Farrington 1996.

8. Final lap. Pause at plaque for Huntcliff Roman Signal Station, excavated in 1912. Then the final, final mile! Gradually downhill, to the steps and Ship Inn…before that last climb up Saltburn Bank – or funicular! – to Station Square and bus(es) for home.

FEATURES

Archaeological and historical sites.

Panoramic views both rural and coastal.

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