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Redcar and Cleveland Walk
Eston Moor from Flatts Lane

County/Area - Redcar and Cleveland

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km    Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Time - 1 hours 50 minutes    Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference NZ551168
Lat 54.54347 // Long -1.14981
Postcode TS6 0NN (approx. location only)
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Walk Route Description

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This is a gentle walk up a ridge overlooking the town of Middlesbrough with views out to the North Sea beyond and towards Roseberry Topping and Urra Moor in the opposite direction. The walk is not very long and presents no difficulties in terms of terrain, gradient or route finding and could be done in a couple of hours.

The start point is the car park at Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park. Take the path up the grassy hill and cross carefully over Flatts Lane which is quite a busy road but without a pavement. A narrow path on the other side leads up through woodland to join, at a T junction of paths, a much wider path (a bridleway) coming in from the right. Bear left and follow the path up the hill, the gradient being generally gentle and the way ahead unmistakably clear. Views of Middlesbrough appear on the left and, as the ridge and path gain height, the beacon of Eston Moor appears in the distance ahead. As the gradient eases off, a sheet of water, Carr Pond, appears on the right. The centre section is so overgrown as to give the appearance of two separate ponds, though the section to the left is much more vegetation-free and is home to some ducks.

The bridleway leads along the ridge to the beacon which marks the highest point, though it unfortunately has graffiti on it. There is a bit of an escarpment with rock outcrops off to the side and, as far as Middlesbrough is concerned, features of note include the transporter bridge. Roseberry Topping's dome-shaped appearance stands out in the distance to the south/south east along with Captain Cook's Monument. Urra Moor and Cringle Moor can also be seen further over to the right.

Return to the car park by reversing the outgoing route.



Other walks nearby

Walk 3165 Roseberry Topping & Highcliff Nab from Eston - moderate - 14.3 miles/23.2 km

Walk 3160 Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook's Monument - easy/mod - 6.3 miles/10.2 km

Walk 2930 Roseberry Topping from Newton under Roseberry - easy - 3.2 miles/5.2 km

Walk 1330 Roseberry Topping & Captain Cook's Monument - easy/mod - 6.5 miles/10.6 km

Walk 1467 Cleveland Way - Roseberry Common to Tidy Brown Hill - moderate - 15.0 miles/24.4 km

Walk 1050 Highcliff Nab & Roseberry Topping from Slapewath - moderate - 10.5 miles/17.1 km

Walk 2685 Highcliff Nab and Guisborough Moor from Commondale - moderate - 11.1 miles/18 km

Walk 1468 Clay Bank, Wain Stones, Bank Foot & Bloworth Crossing - moderate - 14.3 miles/23.2 km

Walk 1538 Baysdale circular from Hob Hole - moderate - 9.5 miles/15.4 km

Walk 1469 Carlton Bank, Scugdale, Raisdale & Kirby Bank - moderate - 10.5 miles/17.1 km

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