Cleveland Way Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Cleveland Way guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Click on an image below for more info and the option of buying:
The Trailblazer Cleveland Way Guidebook is excellent, having Wainwright-style maps packed with route and services information:
“All-in-one, practical guide to walking the Cleveland Way National Trail, in the beautiful, wild countryside of the North York Moors National Park in northern England. The 110-mile route runs from Helmsley near Thirsk around the western edge of the park to reach the coast at Saltburn-by-the-Sea. It then continues along the eastern edge of the park south down the coast through Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough to finish in Filey. Combining moorland and coast there’s wonderful scenic variety to this walk, with crumbling castles and idyllic fishing villages to explore. The guide includes:
* 48 large-scale walking maps – at just under 1:20,000 – showing route times, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest, and 8 town plans.
* 10 colour stage maps to help plan your walk, including hills and descents, and two colour overview maps.
* Places to stay with reviews – campsites, bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels.
* Places to eat with reviews – cafes, teashops, pubs, takeaways, restaurants.
* What to see from the path – history, culture, natural history.
* Comprehensive public transport information – for all access points on the Way.
* Flora and fauna – four page full colour flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife.
* Itineraries for all walkers – whether walking the route in its entirety over two weeks or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks.
* Green hiking – understanding the local environment and minimizing our impact on it.
* GPS waypoints – also downloadable from the Trailblazer website page.”
The National Trail Guide has relevant sections of the Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps. Those venturing from the path will need the full Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps as well. We always advise buying two different guidebooks if available; one guidebook complements the other. The additional cost is little compared with the cost of walking the path.
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“The Cleveland Way winds for over a hundred miles around the North York Moors National Park, from the ancient moorland town of Helmsley to finish on the seafront at Filey.
Along the way it takes in splendid coastal towns and villages like Staithes and Whitby, wild empty heather moorland, a blaze of purple in late-summer, dramatic coastline and clifftops, and stunning historic sites like Rievaulx Abbey.
Whether you’re interested in the industrial history of ironstone mining, or a weekend stroller seeking a coastal walk from the seaside resort of Scarborough, this book, published in association with Natural England which waymarks the National Trails, is the only companion you need.”
– The Cleveland Way (National Trail Guides), by Ian Sampson.
“Guidebook to walking the Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails, plus the Tabular Hills Walk link route. The guidebook also contains a 1:25,000 scale OS route map booklet of the Cleveland Way.
* The Cleveland Way National Trail, described in seven day stages, is a fine 177km (110 miles) walk around the North York Moors National Park from Helmsley to Filey.
* The Yorkshire Wolds Way is one of the quietest of Britain’s National Trails and wanders for 130km (80 miles) through gentle, cultivated and sparsely populated countryside. Described here in nine stages, from Hessle near Redcar to Filey, it links end-to-end with the Cleveland Way on the coast. Also described is the three-day, 80km (50 mile) Tabular Hills Walk, a Regional Trail that allows walkers to close the loop of the Cleveland Way and transform it into an enormous circular walk.
* The guidebook comes with a separate map booklet of 1:25,000 scale OS maps showing the full route of the Cleveland Way. Clear step-by-step route descriptions in the guide links together with the map booklet at each stage along the Cleveland Way, and the compact format is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack.”
– Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way Guidebook (Cicerone)
Cleveland Way Maps
If buying the National Trail guide (see above) you may not need to buy maps, although those venturing a little from the path for accommodation, etc., might feel more secure with the maps. The Cicerone guidebook also includes OS maps
We include below the Harvey map for the route, although it is at a scale of 1:40,000. We also display the Cicerone Cleveland Way map booklet, and the Cleveland Way Adventure Atlas (left).
Ordnance Survey provide the service of online maps, which you can use on all your devices. Costs around £20 – £25 per year for all maps across the UK for a year. Great value. The Cleveland Way is marked by name on the relevant “Explorer” maps. Click on the link:
Ordnance Survey Maps Online