Talk:Cleveland Hills

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Do these hills only look north?[edit]

The article is written very much from the point of view of some one living along the River Tees. Surely this geographic feature looks east, south and west, too. What about life within the Cleveland Hills? Francis Hannaway (talk) 07:46, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

The Cleveland Hills, which I walked virtually the full length of last summer, generally face north and west and in a sort of stepped shape, headed south-west, starting at Eston Nab, then right down to where they merge with the Hambleton Hills. If you exclude Eston Hills and Roseberry Topping as outliers and only consider the contiguous body of hills, the range is shaped more like a big reverse "L". Their facing is very easy to see on Ordnance Survey Map OL26, my old time walking companion for the North Yorkshire Moors (Western area). Only the River Esk runs between the Cleveland Hills, through the Esk Dale Valley to Whitby, whilst the River Tees is more within the flat plains of the Tees Valley and originates in the Pennines. The River Leven, which originates in the Cleveland Hills, is a tributary to the River Tees. Hope that helps. Ma®©usBritish{chat} 11:02, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
View north from Cringle Moor.jpg
If you look at the main photo in the article, which was taken by myself, that point on Urra Moor is the angle in the "L" and faces north, so you can see the hills along the right side are facing westwards, you can see the entrance into the Esk Dale Valley halfway up, and Roseberry towards the far north. To the left, but out of that photo, the hills face north, there are six of them and they are beautiful places to walk along. The Cleveland Way runs the entire length of the Cleveland Hills, and Alfred Wainwright described it as one of the best places to walk in his "A Coast to Coast Walk" book, because the views of Teesside are utterly amazing, despite the fact they're not the tallest hills around, you can see right to the North Sea on most days – Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Redcar are all in sight, as you can see in the photo to the right, facing north. Ma®©usBritish{chat} 11:32, 11 August 2012 (UTC)