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Cleveland Way Day 3 - Osmotherley to Clay Bank

We enjoyed a hearty breakfast at the Golden Lion in the company of several Coast to Coasters who regaled us with tales of their trials and tribulations along the way.     For one unfortunate gentleman this had included a nasty tumble into Lakeland gorse bushes.     The poor guy was still trying to pick tiny thorns out of his arms and legs several days after the event.     Realising that we may find today’s walk a little crowded, after breakfast we quickly stuffed our belongings into our rucksacks and hit the trail ahead of the pack.     We’re not really anti-social but, when it comes to walking, we simply prefer the company of each other and the sounds of nature to the often forced small talk with strangers.   From Osmotherley both the Cleveland Way and the Coast to Coast follow the same route northwards, along a country lane to begin with, before turning to follow a track which climbs steadily along the edge of woodland, rewarding the walker with increasingly expansive views. View ove