Clues To Go    -    Captain Cook, the Early Years

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Beginning in  Great Ayton, under the shadow of Roseberry Topping, this route visits Guisborough, an historic market town with a wide boulevard of a High St lined with buildings that date back to Cook's time.

The journey then diverts into narrow, country lanes, passing through some hamlets & villages as it heads to the rugged moorland coast at the old mining town of Skinningrove. This village has become somewhat of a backwater since the local mines closed, but its location between moor & sea must promise potential for the future.

The minor road, that links Skinningrove with Staithes via the hamlet of Boulby, crests the high moorland before revealing one of the most dramatic coastal views in the country. The route finishes with a walk around the narrow, steep streets of the fishing village of Staithes. You must park your vehicle at the top of the steep hill into the village & walk down. However, if some of your party are unable to tackle such a walk, you can drive down into the village to drop them off & return up the hill to park.


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