Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Seaside Stroll That's Up and Down with Great Views; This Week Bob Woodhouse Visits Saltburn

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Seaside Stroll That's Up and Down with Great Views; This Week Bob Woodhouse Visits Saltburn

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Saltburn pier FROM stunning coastal views to delightful woodland settings ranged around a fascinating townscape, Saltburn is an ideal location for a stroll at any time of the year.

Starting from the top of Saltburn Cliff Lift on Marine Parade, it is worth taking in the views to the north and south before heading northwards past the "Jewel Streets" on our left and round the left hand bend to pass the metal sculpture of Henry Pease.

Saltburn House is prominent on our left before we turn to the right down the slope to reach the Lower Promenade. Walking ahead, we soon pass the pier and cliff lift and cross the road to follow the route beside Skelton Beck on our right.

Buildings at Old Saltburn are away to our left and after crossing a concrete footbridge the miniature railway is close at hand as we continue along the valley. The railway line ends at a platform and we cross a footbridge (right) over Skelton Beck.

A sign "Spa Waters and Italian Gardens" marks our route up steps (or a slope) and left towards the Valley Gardens Tea Rooms and Italian Gardens where we follow a wide pathway up the slope past the Woodland Centre and ahead to the junction with the Cleveland Way.

Turning left through Rifts Wood with Skelton Beck below on our left we continue up a steep slope to pass a seat (right) before turning right along Marske Mill Lane. We soon pass The Ridge (left) and Victoria Road (right) and after crossing the railway bridge turn left along Guisborough Road. Beyond The Fairway we reach Saltburn Golf Club and cross the road to make our way through the car park to a wooden field gate. An area of woodland is prominent ahead as we keep to the left side and pass through a wooden kissing gate in the wire fence to continue ahead across an expanse of grass to a play area.

Passing through a gate in the wooden fence we reach housing at Lilac Close and at the next junction turn right down Redwood Drive. …

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