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Cleveland Way 50th Anniversary

Cleveland Way National Trail, near Whorl Hill, credit Thomas Heaton VisitEnglandCleveland Way National Trail, near Whorl Hill, credit Thomas Heaton VisitEngland

The North York Moors National Park is home to the nation's favourite national trail, the Cleveland Way. The 109 mile long route meanders through dramatic coastline and heather moorland, whilst offering stunning views of castles, ancient stone crosses and fishing villages tucked into tiny coves, it really does have it all!  

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way and to celebrate, we'll be hosting a series of events, walks, talks, competitions and exhibitions, including: 

Cleveland Way National Trail 50th Anniversary

  • A booklet listing the general public’s suggestions for the 50 best things to do on the Cleveland Way
  • A new film all about the trail  
  • A special 50-mile ultramarathon trail running event on 16 March organised by the Hardmoors Ultra Series
  • Inspired by... gallery's 109 Miles exhibition 11 May – 9 June (preview day Thursday 9 May)
  • Large Outdoors will be introducing a new walking event, The Castle to Abbey Coastal Challenge along the Cleveland Way (11 May)
  • A special event on the actual anniversary on 24 May that will see walkers wearing 1960s hiking gear striding out from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey
  • Two annual walking festivals dedicated to the Cleveland Way – the National Park’s WalkFest 2019 (25-27 May) and Redcar & Cleveland Walking Festival (15-23 June)
  • A new 5k family run on the Cleveland Way on 16 June starting from Sutton  Bank
  • Events aimed at schools and group visits
  • Fundraising for the official charities - Scarborough & Ryedale and Cleveland Mountain Rescue Teams.

Keep checking back here for more details and information on activity and announcements taking place in 2019.