Sutton Bank - Lake Gormire - Cleveland Way - Sutton Bank

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Sutton Bank - Lake Gormire - Boltby - Cleveland Way - Sutton Bank

This is a dog-friendly walk with few stiles. Look out for a large erratic boulder on your way down to Gormire Lake, which is home to swans and other wildfowl. We head north to the village of Boltby with its ancient pack-horse bridge before returning up the hill on a slanting path to the escarpment on The Hambleton Hills which carries the Cleveland Way. There are usually gliders and parascenders circling overhead from the nearby Sutton Bank Gliding Club. The mountains of the Yorkshire Dales can be seen on most days, with Great Whernside at over 2,300 feet high and 34 miles distant, clearly visible.

The nearby Hambleton Inn on the A170, 1km in the Helmsley direction, serves food and drinks and is generally open all day except in the winter. For a meal or a tasty snack, the Sutton Bank Visitor Centre has an excellent cafe and shop display area. The toilets are outside the cafe and adjacent to the car park and bus stop.

For a long, challenging walk of around 17 miles, try linking this walk with Walk 5927, which also starts from the Sutton Bank visitor centre.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Gift Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Moor, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
4/19/2015 - Matt Booth

Did this walk yesterday and I enjoyed it so much I went back today to do it again. There's a nice spot by the lake to sit and have lunch if you pack some sandwiches and the village hall in Boltby has toilets and drinks if needed. The climb back up to the Cleveland way is well worth it, the views from the top are absolutely amazing.

4/3/2014 - Judy White

I have done this walk twice in the last couple of weeks, firstly with my partner and then with a group of friends who I walk with most weeks. I've walked from Sutton Bank several times but apart from the sections along the Cleveland Way, the paths on this walk were new to me. It's a lovely route along quiet paths with excellent views along the way. The instructions provided were clear and it's well signposted on the ground too. Definitely worth the effort involved in climbing up from Boltby onto the Cleveland Way.

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