Darrens Diabetes & Exercise


Coast 2 Coast - Day Nine

10th june 2018

Kirkby Bank to Glaisdale

We left our lovely hotel (wood) and headed back down to the path where we joined the Cleveland Way trail. We follow this across open access land next to some lovely plantation. With a bit of up and down for a couple of miles where we seemed to be  up and above the clouds it then lead into rolling moorlands. We left the Cleaveland Way at Bloworth Crossing and continued on a bridal way across Farnland Moor just admiring the changing landscapes.

We then picked up the Esk Valley Walk and got to the highest point of the day which was 400m and even though it looked high it was nothing compared to previous days! At the very top there is plateau and there you will find The Lion Inn. This is a honey trap for walkers, cyclists, bikers and car drivers. Very popular. We had a bit of lunch which was very nice and then carried on with our journey

We followed the Esk Valley Walk on to White Cross were we turned off across tracks, footpaths and bridal ways until Glaisdale Rigg which we stayed on until Glaisdale. Once here we picked up water from the only place open, a pub and carried on in search of our next wild camp. 

Soon out of Glaisdale we were in East Arncliff Wood which amazing. Even though it was just out of town it had a great atmosphere and after a couple of miles we had found what was a terrific spot!! Once more it was time to brew, cook and relax! (Sorry if that seems repetitive but that’s how good it was!!).