Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal celebrates 50 years of the Cleveland Way National Trail

23rd July 2019

Crowds came out to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to Redcar & Cleveland on Friday 19 July.

Princess Anne visited the world's oldest lifeboat, The Zetland, in Redcar before going on to Saltburn to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way National Trail. There she met volunteers and user groups plus representatives from the North York Moors National Park Authority, Natural England and the Borough Council who help promote and maintain the Cleveland Way.

Malcolm Hodgson, Trail Manager, said: “This is a very special year for the Cleveland Way, so it is wonderful that The Princess Royal chose to share the celebrations with us and to meet the many staff, volunteers, landowners, user groups and supporters who help to make the trail so special.

During her visit, Princess Anne unveiled a new Cleveland Way signpost, which will be sited in Saltburn Valley Gardens.

A spokesperson for Natural England said: “Natural England is delighted that the Princess Royal has visited the Cleveland Way in Saltburn as it continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary. We hope that the experience will form a lasting memory, demonstrating the results that can be achieved by key partners such as Redcar and Cleveland and the North York Moors National Park working together with Natural England to make a beautiful part of the England Coast accessible for local people and visitors to enjoy.

 

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Visit of HRH Princess Royal to Cleveland Way - Dave Charnley, courtesy of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Visit of HRH Princess Royal to Cleveland Way - Dave Charnley, courtesy of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Visit of HRH Princess Royal to Cleveland Way - Dave Charnley, courtesy of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council