24. Circular Runswick Bay - Kettleness Walk
Scenes of Whitby and surrounding area
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.
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.
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.
Looking inland to the old Kettleness station.
View of Runswick Bay from near Kettleness.
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.
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.
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.
A grand walk and a grand day out altogether!
Runswick Bay in the evening light
Pictures of North Yorkshire, England
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