My usual trick is to keep an eye on the 5 day forecast and watch out for where the sun is gonna make a breakthrough. Once I've worked out where the best chance is, Peter is tasked with mapping the route, and then, finally the day arrives and we make our escape to what is hopefully dry, blue skies.
And it worked. New Years Day on the east coast was rain free. Starting at Osmotherley, Peter worked out a nice easy circular route just short of seven miles,. Even the mud wasn't too much of a hindrance as we walked. . I love being up on the the top of the moors. I love the colours of the heather, brown this time of year, against the green of everything else. I love how bleak it can all look. Wonderful.
|Pine Forests along the Cleveland Way|
|A microwave station|
We sat and enjoyed a steak pie and a coffee about half way round. The sky was blue, with just a few clouds, and the sun shone bright. Wind was bitter cold tho'!