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Warsett Hill from Saltburn-by-the-Sea Walk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.3 miles / 7 km

Ascent - 800 feet / 242 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference NZ668216
Lat 54.5851940 + Long -0.9678996
Postcode TS12 1NY (approx. location only)

Starting from Saltburn-by-the Sea this circular walk follows a section of the Cleveland Way south along the North Sea coast. The route turns inland and crosses Warsett Hill before descending back to the start. Along the way there are a number of points of interest including a Roman signal station, Guibal Fanhouse and many excellent coastal views including those from Warsell Hill.

The start is the main pay and display Cat Nab car park at Saltburn-by-the-Sea (grid ref. NZ668216). After parking, exit to the sea front and turn right immediately joining the Cleveland Way. Leave the sea front and pass to the right of the Ship Inn and the take the first footpath on the left. Ignore the path going right and follow the stepped path ahead (signed Cleveland Way). The path soon reaches the cliff top. Continue along the clear path passing Saltburn Scar below on the left. The next landmark is the Huntcliff Roman Signal Station with an information board.

Continue along the coast path to pass a sculpture on the left, which is reached by taking a loop off the main path. Soon after you reach the Circle Sculpture (also known as the Charm Bracelet). Stay on the main path and at the next information board for the Guibal Fanhouse (grid ref. NZ699213). Turn right over the stile and continue up across the railway to reach this interesting building. Continue on a grassy path which runs at right angles to the railway. The path climbs up to the OS trig column on Warsett Hill (166 m.) from where there is an extensive view along the coast.

Start the descent by the crossing the stile just inland from the trig column, After crossing the stile bear right and follow the hedge on your right to a gap in the hedge. From here turn left down a grassy path to cross the railway (grid ref. NZ688215). Once across the railway follow the grassy track along the left-hand side of a field. Reaching a house on the left with Brough House Farm also on the left, keep straight ahead. Pass the barns at Ladgates on your right and continue the descent along the track. Just before reaching the Coastguard Cottage, bear left off the track and descend to the Ship inn. Retrace your steps along the seafront back to Cat Nab car park.

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