8. Clay Bank and walking to the Wainstones and beyond along the edge of the Cleveland Hills to Cringle Moor
Walking Scenes on North York Moors and the Cleveland Hills and Hambleton Hills
View from CLAYBANK CAR PARK
Clay Bank Car Park is on the Stokesley - Helmsley road. From it you can see Roseberry Topping in the distance. From the car park you go up the road a short distance and turn right, heading west along the Cleveland Way to reach the Wain Stones (Wainstones).
View back over Clay Bank from above Hasty Bank.
The heather on White Hill
On the return by a lower route, looking up at the rocky cliffs near hasty Bank.
View from Hasty Bank across to Roseberry Topping.
Looking west from the edge of White Hill
Walking west towards the Wainstones.
Rain cloud approaching!
Whatever the weather (apart from fog), the views are dramatic.
Looking south up Bilsdale.
Its a really good well laid out track-path to the Wainstones.
First view of the Wainstones
Looking across Cleveland towards Middlesbrough from the Wainstones
Looking west towards Cringle Moor from the Wainstones
Quite an atmospheric scene on the Cleveland Hills.
Bilsdale and the first of the rock climber scenes - the Wainstones are very popular with climbers - good short practice routes I gather!
More rock climbing - view to the west.
Looking west towards Cringle Moor.
Rock climbing on the Wainstones
Looking down into northern Bilsdale from below the Wainstones
Farewell to the Wainstones as start to climb up to Cringle Moor
The Wainstones from the west
Looking back to the Wainstones as we headed further east.
Industrial waste heap - the residue from ironstone or alum ore roasting?
Passing by the northern slopes of Cringle Moor (highest point 432 metres/1317 feet) and heading round to climb to Drake Howe on the summit of Cringle Moor. You deviate left from the Cleveland Way to climb to the highest point of Cringle Moor.
Looking west to Cringle Moor
View east from Cringle Moor
The cairn of Drake Howe on the summit of Cringle Moor.
The view north from Cringle Moor, you can just about make out the hill-peak of Roseberry Topping in the centre.
We dropped down from the summit of Cringle Moor to rejoin the stone trod of the Cleveland Way ...
... and headed back west to Claybank car park.
The Wain Stones up ahead.
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