Self Guided Walks
We are currently developing leaflets for five circular walks, these will be available locally ( Library, Town Hall and
various accommodation providers ) you can also print off an A4 version from this site on the PDF links below.
Click on PDF file for a printable A4 leaflet
A walk from Loftus Market Place to Upton Hill then down
through Twizziegill Farm into Mines Wood, returning via
the Cleveland Way National Trail to Loftus.
Distance 8 miles Time 41/2 hours
A circular walk taking in some of the areas industrial and
archaeological heritage sites, including the Nationally
important Anglo Saxon Royal burial site.
Distance 4 miles Time 2 hours
A circular walk through Rosecroft Wood to Liverton village
then to the site of Handale Abbey and return to Loftus
Market Place via Loy Lane.
Distance 6 miles Time 4 hours
Lewis Hunton Trail
A circular walk along the coastal path, taking in the history
and geological discoveries of Lewis Hunton.
Distance 4 miles Time 2 hours
Additional leaflets covering the Loftus area
Skinningrove valley Trail
The Skinngrove Valley Trail is a linear walk of 1.5 miles,
taking in points of interest relating to the villages historical and industrial heritage.
Clarksons Wood Loftus, an ancient woodland with interesting flora and founa in close proximity to the town.
Click on PDF link to print
Loy Lane Circular
A moderate 4 mile walk on public rights of way over agricultural land and along woodland boundaries. Starting point - Outside Lofius Town Hall . There are Public Contveniences a few metres away .
Leaving the area outside Loftus Town Hall walk south down Water Lane with grade 2 listed stone wall on right
1.NZ 722180 On reaching bridge ascend stone steps leading into woodland strip and follow path over railway crossing and exit over stile to farm drive . Turn right and continue for about 50 metres along the track 2-N2723178 cross over stile on broad track leading into a field , turn right and pass former Gamekeepers house on right then left towards path with fencing on both sides. Continue along the boundary of Loftus Wood where 500 saplings were planted in early 2020. 3-NZ 724168 - On reaching a large field gate turn right and descend steps then over foot bridge , followed by a short ascent then turn left towards Holywell Farm and on to South town Lane 4-NZ 730168 - At road junction turn right then left on track to Highfields Farm . Proceed over stile and walk along the field boundary hedge to Loy late 5-NZ 739167- turn left at junction at Loy Lane which is on the boundary line with the National Park. Follow the Bridleway north passing through Loftus Cemetery grounds exiting at A174 6-NZ 730181- Carefully cross A174 turn right and walk about 15 metres then turn left and cross over stile into Swalwells Wood . Follow the footpath into Micklow Terrace and East Crescent turning right at the junction with the A174 which leads you back to Loftus Market Place and Town Hall.
Please click on PDF file to print a copy of the route
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