Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Walks: Steel Yourselves; Saltburn and Brotton Distance: 5 1/2 M

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Walks: Steel Yourselves; Saltburn and Brotton Distance: 5 1/2 M

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Byline: Bob Woodhouse reports:

C OASTAL views, wooded glens and industrial settings feature on this ramble between Saltburn and Brotton.

Starting from the Ship Inn at Old Saltburn, we follow the Cleveland Way up the steps to the cliff top.

The rocky ledges of Saltburn Scar are below as we continue along the well-worn route past Huntcliff Nature Reserve.

An information panel gives details of the Roman signal station and, after passing through a wooden gate and stile, we walk beside a fence that runs alongside the railway line.

As we continue around Warsett Hill, there are metal sculptures close to our path and distant views ahead beyond Skinningrove.

We soon pass the Guibal Fan House (on our right) and continue round to the right to reach a gate (and stile) with Cattersty Gill Nature Reserve on the right.

Walking ahead with a wire fence on our right, we cross another stile to pass between the golf course (on the right) and distant Skinningrove steelworks (on the left). Our route follows the hedge line (on the right) and, after another field gate and stile, we continue along the track that runs under the railway line.

Gripps Farm is close on our left as we head up the slope to pass a metal field gate and then continue up steps to reach the public road.

We walk 20 yards down the road and cross with care to make our way over two stiles before reaching Canterbury Road.

Walking ahead into Winchester Road, we continue across Kilton Lane into Brotton Cemetery and follow the right-hand edge down steps and along the right-hand edge of the field. At the bottom end of the field we pass through a metal gate and between trees to reach a flight of steps before the A174 High Street.

Great care is needed as we cross the road and turn left down the hill. Continuing down the sloping High Street, we pass under the railway bridge and soon reach Millholme Drive (on the right).

Just after this side road we turn right on the track leading to Saltburn Gill. …

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