Great British Dog Walks
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming the charming and charismatic, Phil Spencer accompanied by his adorable four-legged companion, Luna, to stay with us at The Cleveland Tontine. He was joined by the talented, JB Gill and his beautiful rescue Mastiff Cross, Nala, during the filming of his latest TV show, Great British Dog Walks – which you can watch now on More4.
Prepare to be blown away as Phil takes on the awe-inspiring Coast to Coast walk, spanning from the picturesque St. Bees in Cumbria to the breathtaking Robin Hoods Bay during this three-part series.
The Coast to Coast footpath, which was recently awarded National Trail status, is an absolute gem. Picture a network of existing footpaths, bridleways, and minor roads crossing the breadth of England, from Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay. Thanks to Alfred Wainwright, this is the most popular long-distance walk in the UK, spanning a whopping 192 miles. On average it takes around 16 days to complete this epic journey. But trust us it’s worth every step!
On the third and final episode of the series, Phil and JB embark on the last leg of Phil’s Coast to Coast adventure. Together, they explore the mesmerising North York Moors National Park, through rain, wind and shine. Brace yourselves for a sensory feast as you witness the vastness of the park, from enchanting Heather Moorland to ancient woodlands. The views looking out to the distance are magnificent.
If you’re up for the challenge and want to experience this route for yourself, we’ve got you covered. Our team has put together this guide to help you plan your stay with us during your own epic coast-to-coast walk. It’s time to make unforgettable memories with (or without) your furry companion.
As Phil & JB, accompanied by their adorable pooches, set off on their final stretch from Ingleby Cross to Blakey Ridge, they encountered a challenging yet rewarding route. Ingleby, near Osmotherley, is just a short three-minute drive from us. Trust us when we say the ascents and descents are worth the effort once you feast your eyes on the panoramic views that await you, prepare to be captivated.
As you embark on this section of the route, follow the finger posts to the Cleveland Way, which will be your guide for most of the day. Along the way, keep an eye out for the Lord Stones Boundary Stones, defining the perimeter of a Bronze Age burial mound. Oh, and you won’t miss the Wain Stones on Hasty Bank, as you’ll need to scramble through them as the path leads right through them. Don’t forget to look out for ancient etchings on the stones.
Moving on to the next section, from Clay Bank to Blakey Ridge, get ready for an adventure like no other. You’ll eventually reach Bloworth Crossing, where the path takes a detour from the Cleveland Way and follows the dismantled Rosedale Railway. As you make your way through the enchanting landscape, you’ll find yourself winding towards Blakey Howe Monument, marking the end of your route to Blakey Ridge. Fun Fact: Look closely, and you’ll spot the initials T.D., which stand for Thomas Duncombe, the former Lord of the Manor of Helmsley. Oh and did you know that Blakey Howe used to be the site of 18th-century cock fighting? Fascinating.
For the full Coast to Coast Route, check it out here.
With our location so close to Ingleby, we’re the perfect spot for a well-deserved rest and relaxation after a fulfilling day of walking. Our cosy haven offers seven beautifully designed en-suite guest rooms. You’ll find baths available in all but one of the rooms, while all boast refreshing showers to soak away the aches. Trust us you’ll wake up ready to conquer the next stage of your adventure.
And we absolutely adore dogs and welcome your four-legged friends with open arms. With treats, comfy dog beds and water bowls available – they’ll too be treated like royalty here!
Prepare to be greeted with the warmest of Yorkshire welcomes by our wonderful team. Refuel & recharge with our mouthwatering dishes, carefully crafted using the finest local ingredients that celebrate the very best of the region, with our own Kitchen garden at Mount St John, supplying us with organic vegetables and herbs straight from the earth.
Create your own stories on your Coast to Coast adventure, book your stay with us now.