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24. Circular Runswick Bay - Kettleness Walk

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Runswick Bay

There is a free car park above Runswick Bay near the Cliffemount Hotel.

 

You can then walk down to Runswick Bay beach.

 

There is a cafe near the slipway.

 

Its a lovely way to start the walk strolling along the beach.

 

Beautiful day - perfect for walking.

 

No rush!


Up onto the coastal cliff path - part of the Cleveland Way

Near the end of the beach you climb up onto the Cleveland Way ...

 

... and head for Kettleness.

 

Looking back to Runswick Bay.

 

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The path is well laid out, easy to follow, a few gates but virtually no stiles.

 

Kettle Ness itself juts out into the North Sea.


Kettleness

Looking inland to the old Kettleness station.

 

View of Runswick Bay from near Kettleness.

 

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The site of some of the coastal industrial workings at Kettleness where there was an alum works.

 

Looking south-east from Kettleness down the coast towards Whitby.

 

Fields of grain near the cliff edge, the coastal soil is very good from alluvial deposits from the great rive that is now the Esk Valley or glacial deposits.

 

All very beautiful and peaceful.

 

Lunch at Kettleness - a tiny hamlet.

 

Not right here on the Cleveland Way, but left towards the old station.

 

The old village station at Kettleness.


Return via the old track bed of the coastal Middlesbrough-Redcar-Saltburn-Whitby railway line

Now heading back to Runswick Bay on what was part of the Middlesbrough to Whitby line via Redcar and Saltburn etc.

 

Looking back to Kettleness village.

 

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Runswick Bay comes into view, it must have been a great coastal railway trip.

 

A four postered wooden sculpture reflecting the history and culture of the area.

 

Mining, farming and fishing villages.

 

Now meeting the outward path which we eventually join to return to Runswick Bay.

 

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Back into Runswick Bay

One of the old North Eastern Railway (NER) bridges and a feeder for game birds for one of the local estates.

 

Rather more people on the beach than when we left!

 

Runswick Bay is a good safe place for dingy sailing, at least near the beach I assume?

 

The cafe,\or at least a place to get a drink or an icecream, is just above the lifeboat station.

 

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A grand walk and a grand day out altogether!


Runswick Bay in the evening light

 

 

 

Kettleness, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Kettleness, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Kettleness, North Yorkshire Coast, England Kettleness, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Kettleness, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Kettleness is a small community on the wild north-east coast of North Yorkshire. Kettleness, apart from your own picnic, I don't think offers refreshments, but there are plenty places a few miles south down the coast at Sandsend or north to Runswick Bay. There is excellent coastal walking on this part of coastal North Yorkshire on part of the Cleveland Way and wonderful views across Runswick Bay from the headland at Kettleness. The views from the trains of the now disused Teesside to Whitby coastal railway must have been spectacular. The old station building still exists and is used by the Scouts as an outdoor pursuit centre. You can walk back to Runswick way via the coastal path or the old railway track.

Kettleness, North Yorkshire Coast, England
Kettleness, North Yorkshire Coast, England Kettleness, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Kettleness, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Kettleness, North Yorkshire Coast, England

 

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Runswick Bay, North Sea coast, North Yorkshire, England: At Runswick Bay on the bracing North Sea coast of North Yorkshire there is a cafe by the lifeboat station that opens in the summer when the North East Coast seas are a warmer!

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England

The Royal Hotel is set back in the village but does overlook the sea with a good beach to play on!

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England

The Runswick Bay Hotel is about a mile up the road from Runswick Bay itself which you pass on the way down to Runswick Bay and beach.

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England
Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England There is a good free car park by the Cliffemount Hotel which is above Runswick Bay. There are paths and steps down to the beach from where you can start a walk to Kettleness, Sandsend or Whitby (and return by bus from the latter two places).
Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire Coast, England

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