Bus and Rail
There has never been a better opportunity to get to and from the Cleveland Way by bus or train than there is now.
Rail services connect to York, Malton, Thirsk, Middlesbrough, Great Ayton, Whitby, Scarborough and Filey. In addition bus services can get you to the start at Helmsley from York, Malton or Scarborough. For Journey Planner Information visit the Yorkshire Travel site by clicking here. Alternatively you can telephone Traveline for information on 0870 6082608
If you would like a printed timetable, then contact one of the Tourist Information Centres and ask for your FREE copy of Moors Explorer - a public transport guide to the whole of the North York Moors National Park.
Take advantage of the Moorsbus network. These buses connect with many of the previously unserved western parts of the Cleveland Way such as Sutton Bank, Osmotherley, Carlton Bank and Clay Bank.
If you are arriving at Hull using North Sea Ferries, you should be landing at about 8.00am. The company will then provide a bus to take foot passengers to Hull Rail Station. From Hull Station you can catch a train to Scarborough and then the 128 Bus Service across to Helmsley. On finishing the walk you can catch either a bus or train directly from Filey back to Hull. On days when the Moorsbus service is in operation it is possible to get the Moorsbus to Thornton le Dale and from there across to Helmsley.
If you are arriving by plane to Leeds Bradford, Manchester or Newcastle itís best to journey to York and then catch the daily bus through to Helmsley.
If you are coming by car there are car parks located at numerous points along the Trail. There are charges for parking at some of these car parks.
Should you be wishing to leave your car in a public place whilst spending several days walking on the Cleveland Way, we recommend that you inform the local police of your intentions. Contact the nearest Tourist Information Centre for advice on where to park your car.