Cleveland Way: Sutton Bank to Osmotherley

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18.5 km
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504 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Cleveland Way: Sutton to Osmotherley is a fantastic walking route in North York Moors National Park that is fairly challenging in certain areas, but will also provide stunning views across the park. While out on the trail, you will traverse the hillside at Sutton Bank and take in “The Finest View in England” before traversing the undulating terrain of the moors on the way into Osmotherley. This is a one-way adventure, so make sure to plan out your travel arrangements in advance.

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Route Description

Featuring gorgeous views across the North York Moors and the chance to traverse the picturesque countryside and barren moors, the Cleveland Way: Sutton Bank to Osmotherley is a fantastic walking route that will provide you with a good challenge.

Setting out from the car park at Sutton bank, you will head to the northwest along the edge of the hillside, experiencing what many refer to as “The Finest View in England” that spreads out across the North Yorkshire countryside.

From here, you will continue across the undulating terrain, passing through open fields and tranquil forests, before trudging your way across the rugged and barren landscape of the moor on the way into the trail’s end at the village of Osmotherley.

Getting There

To get to the Cleveland Way: Sutton bank to Osmotherley trailhead from Thirks, head east on Sutton Road for 5.8 mi and turn left to enter the car park.

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    Yes - On Leash

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