Covering two different types of landscapes, the Cleveland way walk stretches along the coastline from Filey to Saltburn by the Sea and through forest and moorland to Helmsley. On a walking holiday you can complete the whole route or parts depending on the time you have and how much trekking you want to do.
Whilst exploring the Cleveland Way route, you will of course want to find some great places to stay. Camping is a great and cost -effective way to spend your nights on the trail. Also, if you like to fish you are in luck, as there are many places to stop and enjoy some relaxing time at the waters edge waiting for a bite. Here are some of the best places to camp and fish along the Cleveland Way walk.
Originally a fishing village, Filey is today a popular seaside town with a lovely sandy beach and charming promenade. It is a great place to stop and enjoy along your route. Walking and birdwatching are popular activities and if you visit in the spring you may even see seals relaxing on the beach.
Blue Dolphin Holiday Park
Found on the cliffs just north of Filey, Blue Dolphin Holiday Park is a lively place with amazing panoramic sea views. You can hire a caravan or pitch up your tent and enjoy the modern facilities. When it comes to fishing, there are many fishing lakes to choose from and you can fish for a small fee and licence purchase.
Crows Nest Caravan Park
Child and dog friendly, Crows nest caravan park is a family orientated camp site. You’ll find a heated indoor swimming pool, supermarket, children’s play area and bars featuring live entertainment. Views from the pitches stretch out towards Scarborough castle. Near to the Cleveland way walking route and the sandy beaches of the coast it is a great place to stay in Filey. Fishing is available here at the coast.
This seaside town is home to two beaches, a castle and lots of things to do. At South beach you can enjoy amusement arcades, shops, traditional fish and chips and boat and donkey rides. There is also the lovely Peasholm Park and the sea life centre too. So, you can stop and enjoy the town whilst walking the Cleveland Way.
This popular site is open for camping and glamping from April to October. There are a range of types of accommodation to choose from including tepee tents and pitches for your own tents. You’ll find a fresh water fishing lake next the park for all your fishing needs.
Scarborough Camping and Caravanning Club Site
This site has everything you would expect from a club site. With excellent facilities and amenities just a short drive from all that Scarborough town has to offer. In term of fishing there are freshwater lake options nearby for a fee and beach fishing at the coast too.
This pretty bay is a beautiful place to explore on the Yorkshire coast. With popular things to do being rock pooling, fossil hunting and of course coastal walking. Runswick Bay is a favourite destination for families to visit for peace and quiet and gorgeous natural surroundings.
Runswick Bay Caravan and Camping Park
Situated right on the coast, this campsite gives you the opportunity to be close to all of the things to do. There are pitches and the option to book glamping tents and basic facilities to suit your needs. Enjoy beach fishing or take a boat out for other fishing opportunities.
This unique campsite offers a magical experience for families set within farmland and not far from the Cleveland Way route. Here you can enjoy a quiet setting but not too far from local attractions and the beach fishing available at Runswick Way.
Another lovely seaside destination, you can enjoy the beach, fishing and exploring the history here. Popular things to do include visiting the steam North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Whitby abbey. It is a great place to enjoy the traditional coastal town experience in Yorkshire.
Bay Ness Farm
Right on the coastline at Robin Hood Bay you can pitch your tent with fantastic sea views. There is easy access to the walking trail from here and it is great for those just wanting to pitch up a tent for the night. Sea fishing is available within the bay.
Northcliffe Holiday Park
Nestled in North York Moors National Park, this campsite is within walking distance from Whitby and Robin Hood Bay so sea fishing opportunities are not far away. The site itself borders the Cleveland Way, so it is the perfect spot to stop whilst on your walking holiday.
Found within the North York Moors National Park, as well as exploring the scenic landscapes there are plenty of other things to do in and around Helmsley. Top things to do include the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley Castle, Helmsley Arts Centre and the Walled Gardens. Being at one end of the Cleveland Way, you may want to spend some extra time here before or after your walking trip.
Wombleton Caravan Park
If you are looking for peace and quiet but also want great facilities this is an excellent place to stop. It is popular with caravanners but there are also good tent pitches too. Nearby you will find fishing lakes where you can hire a spot of your own for the day.
The Hideaway at Baxby Manor
With quirky accommodation and places to pitch up your tents you will enjoy a different kind of experience at the Hideaway. Stay in hobbit houses, glamping or just hire a pitch to enjoy the beautiful surrounding area with the option of fishing nearby. The camp site is eco-friendly and has an on-site shop sells eco products and local produce.
Top sights on the Cleveland Way
As well as enjoying the walk itself and the towns mentioned above, there are a few places that may be worth a look on your journey.
You can see the lake from the trail. However, you can take the Sutton Bank Nature trail as a diversion to see a little more of the tranquil waters.
Mount Grace Priory
Historic church ruins in Northallerton, looked after by English Heritage.
The Cliff Lift
The oldest lift of its kind that is still in operation in Saltburn by the sea. Take a ride to the top in one of the two cars climbing the cliff on tracks.
White Horse of Kilburn
Take a look at the white horse on the hill dating back to 1857.
Will you explore further on the Cleveland Way walk?
The walk itself is an amazing adventure and to add to this there are many places to stop and explore camp and fish. Will you walk the whole trail and explore the surrounding area of this beautiful North Yorkshire destination? There are so many great things to see and do, you will want to spend more than the few days it will take to traverse this well loved route.