Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Oh We Do Love to Be beside the Sea; Redcar, Coatham and Kirkleatham Distance: 8' Miles: Bob Woodhouse Reports:

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Oh We Do Love to Be beside the Sea; Redcar, Coatham and Kirkleatham Distance: 8' Miles: Bob Woodhouse Reports:

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Byline: Bob Woodhouse

STRETCHES of shoreline, nature reserves and urban settings feature on this circuit around the perimeter of Redcar..

Starting from the junction of Green Lane and the A1085 Coast Road at the southern end of Redcar, we cross The Stray to reach the promenade.

Turning left along the seafront, we soon catch sight of St Peter's Church tower before passing the frontage of the Park Hotel.

As we continue along the Esplanade, the Zetland Lifeboat Museum and lifeboat station are prominent and, beyond the beach-side Regent Cinema, we can make out the buildings of Teesside Works.

Pausing to take a look at the Redcar History Sea and Iron plaque on our right, we can see the tower of Coatham Church away on the left and we then make our way past the entrance to Cleveland Golf Club.

We follow the bridleway on the right of the car park and continue ahead past Coatham Bay caravan site on our right. Keeping to the right beside the line of white posts, we bear right around the golf tees and a marshy area to reach a wire fence.

At this point, we turn left and follow the trackway through to the public road where we turn left towards Warrenby. The roadway soon crosses a former railway line and bends to the left as we head towards a white-walled property on the right.

A footpath along the side of this building marks the eastern end of the Teesdale Way and we walk along the narrow lane to Coatham Marshes. Our route runs to the right and we follow the wide path with a wire fence on our right before taking the lower gravel path with Marsh Hills close on our left.

Keeping to the left, we make our way over a wide bridge and cross the railway before turning to the right on a gravel path that leads to the A1085 Trunk Road. We cross with care into Ennis Road and walk ahead to the junction with Broadway West where we turn right to make our way into Wilton Avenue (on our left) and then right into Hobson Avenue.

Walking ahead we join Meggitt's Lane and soon pass through the western edge of Foxrush Farm Community Woodland before we reach an open field on our left. …

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