A couple of weeks ago I dragged my husband out on a whim to go walking on the Cleveland Way, which is a walking trail that circles the North York Moors, near where we live.
We drove up to Carlton, a small village close to the trail, headed up the road and started walking.
The Cleveland Way covers so much of the moors, from inland right along the coast, that it takes about nine days to walk the full length. We only made a short visit, so we covered a very small amount of ground. Plus, it didn’t help that we chose the only two hour window that day where the bright sunshine vanished and it snowed – in March.
I’ve never really walked the Cleveland Way, but I completely fell in love with the short section that we explored. Having driven past the start of the route a few times and seen the sheer number of parked cars there, I expected it to be busy. Not so. We only passed people a couple of times, and saw a few more in the distance.
It was the most tranquil place I’ve visited in so long and the views are stunning.
I’m definitely planning to go back soon, possibly alone, with only my headphones and a notebook for company.