Despite the very random weather Northern England often has to offer, yesterday morning was absolutely beautiful.
Driving up the steep and swervey Sutton Bank – a 25% gradient – your ears begin to pop. I’m not the best passenger when driving on UK roads (understatement of the century) as I often feel car sick… the swerving, the roundabouts, the opposite-side of the road, and now my ears are popping…. Getting to the top of Sutton Bank required a whole other level of concentration for me to not feel sick.
Well I made it (surprise! Obviously Allison…). And I have to say, it is quite quick to the top and the sights are well worth the journey.
What a stunning view of Yorkshire it was.
I started my run at Sutton Bank running along Cleveland Way until White Horse and then back again! It was a short run (around 6kms) with wicked sights and simple navigation.
I would actually recommend this route as a walk, rather than run. The view is too beautiful to run by and the distance is perfect for a social walk with friends or family. No walking guide or experienced hiker needed – not like the Lake District (blog post here).
If you are ever in the area and you have a couple hours to kill – I would definitely recommend this route.
Dan has family in Yorkshire so we visit every few months. If you have any other recommendations for runs, hikes or cycle routes in Yorkshire, please share them with me. I’ve heard of the famous Buttertubs cycle route… think I’d make it to the top?