Friday 17th September 2021
This would be my penultimate day following the Cleveland Way – or, to phrase it different; my final full day on this National Trail. I awoke in the morning, a stone’s throw from Robin Hood’s Bay at the bottom of the hill. Fourteen miles of coastline ahead of me. Scarborough in mind for my final night of camping.
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Thursday 16th September 2021
Another morning of emerging blue sky was waiting for me, as I unzipped my tent and crawled out of the sleeping bag. I’d soon be back walking beside the coast. Warm weather and another night under sil-nylon to follow.
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Wednesday 15th September 2021
This day began after a sleepless night of wild camping in my tent. Pitched above the disused quarry of Guisborough Woods, I’d endured the constant wind and heavy rain through the night. My tent improperly pitched; water having pooled beside my sleeping mat.
It was time to get up, get out, get packed away and get on, with the promise of reaching the coastline. There was time for breakfast… I just didn’t have enough clean water left to justify a single bowl of porridge or cup of tea.
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Helmsley to High Paradise Farm (14.5 miles)
Sunday 12th September 2021
At long last and after much delay, I had made it to the edge of the North York Moors and was ready to take on the Cleveland Way! 109 miles to cover, spread across seven-days of walking and with six-nights of camping. Carrying all of my camping gear in the rucksack behind me, along with enough food to see me through the adventure.
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