Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Clifftop Drama on the Coast; LOFTUS, BROTTON & SKINNINGROVE: 71/2 Miles

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Clifftop Drama on the Coast; LOFTUS, BROTTON & SKINNINGROVE: 71/2 Miles

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Byline: Bob Woodhouse

DRAMATIC coastal views and glimpses of earlier industrial sites feature on this ramble along a section of the east Cleveland coastline.

Starting from Loftus market place we follow the A174 into Zetland Road and across Westfield Terrace before turning right into Deepdale Road.

Mars Inn and the Leisure Centre are prominent on our right as we head down the slope with the buildings of the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum below on our left.

Skinningrove Beck is close at hand on our left as we walk along Zetland Row and then cross the bridge to reach Stone Row in the centre of Skinningrove.

At the end of the houses we bear left past the coastguard Rescue Station and continue along Marine Terrace to join the Cleveland Way. Our route now rises across sandy dunes above the fine stretch of beach at Cattersty Sands and after passing through a small area of woodland we reach a flight of wooden steps. Continuing ahead towards the cliff top fan house we pass the first stile and cross the next stile into a field with the fan house about 100 yards away to our right.

Another stile leads to a crossing over the railway line and we then bear diagonally left across the field towards a fenced area. After crossing a stile we join a track that runs across Hunley Hall golf course.

Passing Hunley Hall on our right we walk ahead to follow Ings Lane through to the junction with the High Street (A174) in Brotton.

After crossing into Kilton Lane we turn left into Winchester Road and continue ahead at the junction to pick out a pathway between fences on our left side of number 26.

At the end of the path we cross a stile and turn right through the field to cross a stile beside the field gate.

Dropping below a stretch of stone wall on our left, we make our way along the top edge of the field and at the end we bear left to the half way point where a waymarked post on our right directs us along the top edge of the next field towards the A174. …

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