Saturday 29th December 2001

Weather: Sunny & cold

Today's Walk: Skelton - Saltburn ( 2 miles )


A pair of Canada Geese on the pond at Skelton (Grid Ref: 657 196) where we start our walk
- if it's the same pair, they raised a new family here last summer


A short stroll across a field and we join the path of the long-distance Cleveland Way


We follow the Cleveland Way through Crow Wood, passing under the massive arches of the railway viaduct...


...and then about a mile further on we get a good view down to the Italian Gardens at Saltburn



This footbridge is quite a recent structure - the previous one was badly damaged in the Autumn Floods of 2000



This is the old engine shed for the miniature railway - a new one has just been built across the beck,
again due to the damage done to a bridge during the floods


On reaching the shore we admire a couple of canoeists braving the cold, rough North Sea


Saltburn Pier - recently strengthened with the help of a National Lottery Grant


Looking east under the pier towards Hunt Cliff and The Ship Inn



The pier buildings and the bottom of the cliff-lift

A few days previously, we'd visited Saltburn in the car when the sea was much calmer

That day, there were more people enjoying a stroll along the beach...


...and on the pier



We joined them for a short while...


...the pier is looking very smart - the lottery money has been well spent

The houses and hotels at the top of the cliff were built in the Victorian era when the introduction of a railway
link to these parts brought a boom in tourism to Saltburn By the Sea



The calm seas were ideal for the local fishermen...


...and for those wishing to enjoy a walk along the beach finishing with a pint in The Ship

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