Kildale to Clay Bank Top on the Cleveland Way

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For those doing the entire Cleveland Way, this walk constitutes the eighth leg. It starts at the little moors village of Kildale, conveniently located on the Esk Valley Railway. The first couple of miles are a long and gradual ascent up to the moors on a very quiet lane.

Once up on the moors, the walking is easy, reasonably level and well-drained and the views are superb. The terrain will change little from high moorland heather all along the walk, but in the season the colour is truly stunning. We pass Round Hill on Urra Moor, at 454m the highest point on the North York Moors. It's well worth the short diversion to the trig pillar. Although the walking up on the moor is easy, don't let it lull you into a false sense of security. The final descent off the moor is quite steep.

This is quite a good dog walk, having no stiles to cross. There will however, be sheep all along the walk and ground-nesting birds in the season.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors

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Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor

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