As a National Trail, the Cleveland Way is well signed throughout its length. You will see on stiles, gates and signposts an acorn symbol. This is the symbol used by all the English and Welsh National Trails.
In addition you will often find a coloured arrow which marks the status of that particular section of Cleveland Way.
A yellow arrow means that that section is footpath. It is illegal to cycle, or ride a horse or drive a vehicle without the owners permission on footpaths
A blue arrow shows that a section of Cleveland Way is Bridleway. This means it can be used by walkers, cyclists and horseriders, but not a vehicle without the owners permission. On bridleways cyclists should give way to horseriders and walkers.
A red arrow indicates a byeway which may be used by walkers, cyclists and horseriders, and vehicles.
Because the weather can be unpredictable we recommend that you do not rely on signposting alone to follow the Cleveland Way, but include a map and compass with you on your travels.