Coast to Coast 2019 – Days Six and Seven

Waiting for the gondola to arrive at the Middlesbrough transporter bridge

Days Six and Seven

Day six was a trip from Thirsk to Stockton on Tees by way of Rudland Rigg and the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge.

The surface of Rudland Rigg had changed significantly since our last visit just over two years ago. There has been a lot of work done on the descent at the northern end and the trick large boulder field is gone and lots of work has been carried out to improve drainage and preserve the route. On the higher ground work is still underway with a digger doing works as we passed by.

The transporter bridge, whilst not a Byway or UCR is still an interesting engineering feat, and still working over a hundred years since it was built. Well worth the £1.50 it costs to travel across.

Crossing one of the fords at Grosmont

Day seven – our final day – took us from Teeside to our chosen finish at Scarborough. Only one high track across the moors today but lots of fords including three in a row near Grosmont.

There were more walkers about today but they mostly seemed happy to chat, and those that did were interested in where we were going and where we had started.

Our finish at Scarborough was a bit of a culture shock with so many seaside visitors and souvenir shops. It’s been a fantastic week with views and more views, we can thoroughly recommend a coast to coast trip.