The Cleveland Way is a true gem of England’s National Trails. Taking in some of the best walking in the North York Moors National Park, walkers will be treated to heather covered mountainsides, charming villages, and stunning coastal views. Along the route there are plenty of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference.
Overnight options include everything from campgrounds, to bunkhouses, charming B&Bs, to luxury hotels. While certainly good to have options, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide where to stay on the Cleveland Way.
This Cleveland Way Accommodation Guide is designed to solve just that issue. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of your best options at each of the common stopping points along the route to help you get the most from your walk.
Keep reading to learn more.
In This Cleveland Way Accommodation Guide
- Should I reserve my Cleveland Way accommodation in advance?
- Cleveland Way Accommodation Cost
- Cleveland Way Accommodation Directory
Should I reserve my Cleveland Way accommodation in advance?
Simply put, yes, you should probably reserve your Cleveland Way accommodation in advance.
The North York Moors can be quite a popular destination during the summer months, attracting visitors from all over the UK. This is especially true along the coastal section of the walk where towns like Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough are busy holiday destinations.
While you might be able to get by without a reservation in some of the less visited towns along the route, having made an advance booking will give you peace of mind and assurances that you have a place to rest your head.
As such, we recommend booking your accommodation for the Cleveland Way as early as possible. For the popular coastal villages along the route we recommend making a booking 4-5 months in advance to ensure your first choice is available. Reservations for the non-coastal towns don’t need to be made as far in advance, but we still recommend booking at least a month in advance if possible.
Cleveland Way Accommodation Cost
The cost of accommodation along the Cleveland Way varies depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, accommodation is more expensive along the cost, and a bit more affordable inland. Additionally, the time of year has a huge impact on what you can expect to pay, with the summer months of July and August being the most expensive.
Of course the length of time you plan to walk the Cleveland Way in also will influence how much you need to budget for accommodation. Some walkers will complete the route in 5-6 days, while other prefer to do it in 12 or more.
Given all of these factors it can be difficult to pin down average costs for the Cleveland Way, but we’ve taken a stab at it below:
- B&B/Guesthouse/Hotel: £70+ (per person/per night)
- Bunkhouse/Hostel: £40+ (per person/per night)
- Camping: £10+ (per person/per night)
In our accommodation directory, we’ve provided our recommendations for high-end, mid-range, and budget options at all of the common stopping points along the Cleveland Way. We’ve defined those categories as follows:
- High-End: £80+ (per person/per night)
- Mid-Range: £40-80 (per person/per night)
- Budget:<£40 (per person/per night)
Note that not every stop along the walk will feature accommodation that fits neatly into each of the categories above. In those cases we’ve included multiple options in a specific price point based on what is available.
Cleveland Way Accommodation Directory & Map
Finding your accommodation for the Cleveland Way is not always an easy task. You’ll find a variety of options at each stopping point on the walk, and it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you. We’re here to simply your decision making process with our accommodation guide below!
We’ve distilled the best options into an easy to ready format with key details, as well as our recommendations for every budget.
We’ve organized our list to follow most variations of the classic Cleveland Way itinerary from Helmsley to Filey.
You can also view all of the accommodation providers in this directory on the interactive map below.
Read the directory in its entirety or jump to a specific stopping point from the list below:
High-End: Feversham Arms Hotel
The Feversham Arms is a classic boutique hotel in Helmsley and is perfect for those looking to start their Cleveland Way walk with a bit of luxury. The hotel features a stunning outdoor pool, beautiful rooms, and exceptional staff. This is our top option in Helmsley.
Mid-Range: Carlton Lodge
The Carlton Lodge is an excellent mid-range option in Helmsley. This quaint guest house is set in a beautiful stone building among lovely gardens. The breakfast is outstanding and gets great reviews from guests. This is a great option for those looking for a relaxing night without breaking the bank.
Budget: The Royal Oak Hotel
The Royal Oak Hotel is located right in the center of Helmsley and provides great access to all of the amenities of this market town. While certainly in a busier location than your other options, the rooms are quiet and well appointed. The on-site pub and restaurant have great dining options as well.
Mid-Range: Church Farm B&B
The Church Farm B&B is located just south of Sutton Bank in the village of Kilburn. With only two guest rooms, you’ll get excellent service at a very reasonable rate. Breakfast is included and gets rave reviews from guests.
Mid-Range: The Forresters Arms Hotel
The Forresters Arms Hotel provides classic pub accommodation in the heart of Kilburn, just a short distance from the Cleveland Way. The cozy pub is the perfect place to enjoy a pint after the days walk, and the staff are warm and accommodating. Highly recommended.
Budget: High House Farm
The High House Farm offers simple farmhouse accommodation just north of the Cleveland Way. With just two simple rooms available, a night here offers a great opportunity to enjoy the pastoral North York Moors.
Mid-Range: Vane House
The Vane House is a lovely bed & breakfast located in the center of Osmotherley. You can expect very friendly service, clean rooms, and an excellent breakfast here. For those looking for B&B accommodation in Osmotherley, this is your best bet.
Mid-Range: The Queen Catherine Hotel
The Queen Catherine Hotel provides basic accommodation right on the Cleveland Way in Osmotherley. The front patio is a lovely place to relax on a warm day and breakfast gets great reviews. The rooms are a bit dated, but nothing that won’t suit a weary Cleveland Way walker!
Budget: Cote Ghyll Mill YHA
The Cote Ghyll Mill is a YHA run bunkhouse that features hostel style rooms as well as a campground. As with all YHA’s you’ll find a well-run establishment complete with a shared kitchen and lovely common spaces. You can’t go wrong here.
Great Broughton/Clay Bank Top
Mid-Range: Wainstones Hotel
The Wainstones Hotel is located in Great Broughton, north of the Cleveland Way. This lovely hotel offers a pick-up service at Clay Bank Top for Cleveland Way walkers, an incredible amenity! You’ll also find friendly staff, a good restaurant, and well-appointed rooms.
Mid-Range: The Buck Inn
The Buck Inn is located south of the Cleveland Way and the owners are more than happy to pick up weary walkers at Clay Bank Top. The rooms are quaint and the owners attentive. This is a great mid-range option in the area.
Budget: Beak Hills Farm
Located just half a mile off of the Cleveland Way prior to Clay Bank Top, Beak Hills Farm is a great place to stay. The two guest rooms are perfect for walkers and provide an outstanding value for the money. They also allow camping for anyone carrying their tent.
Mid-Range: The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory is a lovely B&B located in the village of Kildale, right on the Cleveland Way. This family run affair has exceptional service, breakfast, and rooms. The owners will even drive you to the nearest pub for dinner!
High-End: Brockley Hall Hotel
This boutique hotel is the place to stay if you’re looking for a bit of luxury near the halfway point of your Cleveland Way walk. Brockley Hall has stunning rooms and an excellent on-site restaurant. The location is also perfect, as the hotel sits right on the Cleveland Way.
Mid-Range: The Spa Hotel
The Spa Hotel is a great pick in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. The individually decorated rooms are well-appointed and the food gets rave reviews. You’re also only a short stroll from the beach here, making this a great stop on your walk.
Budget: The Victoria
The Victoria is located right in the center of Saltburn-by-the-Sea and provides great value for the money. It can get a bit noisy here at night, but the staff are incredibly friendly and you can’t beat the location!
High-End: Roraima House
The Roraima House is a charming bed and breakfast located just up from the waterfront in Staithes. Period feature architecture complements the friendly service. The food is excellent as well.
Mid-Range: Trig Point 49 and Keel Lodges
This five room lodge is a good mid-range option in Staithes for Cleveland Way walkers. The rooms are simple and clean and the staff very accommodating. One of our top picks in Staithes.
Budget: The Royal George
The Royal George B&B has one of the best locations in town, situated right on the Cleveland Way and just steps from the water. This excellent budget option features three rooms, two of which are en suite. Breakfast is included and the on-site pub is a great place to grab a pint after finishing the day’s walk.
Mid-Range: Cliffemount Hotel
The Cliffemount Hotel features stunning views of Runswick Bay from the bright and clean rooms. This small hotel is known for the friendly staff and we highly recommend splurging for a sea-view room with a balcony. You won’t regret it!
Mid-Range: The Runswick Bay Hotel
The Runswick Bay hotel is located right in the center of the village and features six guest rooms. You’ll find great value here with reasonable room prices and caring staff. Be sure to try the fish and chips from the on-site restaurant!
Budget: The Firs Guesthouse
The Firs Guesthouse is a small, family-run affair that comes with excellent reviews. A great breakfast, easy beach access to soak those weary feet, and friendly staff make this a solid option.
High-End: The Dolphin Hotel
With a stunning view overlooking the bay, the Dolphin Hotel is a great option in Whitby. Located right on the Cleveland Way, this well-reviewed hotel features classic rooms, a cozy pub, and a hearty breakfast.
Mid-Range: The Pier Inn
The Pier Inn is centrally located in Whitby right off the main trail and gets rave reviews for its excellent views. The staff is welcoming to walkers and be sure to enjoy a full English breakfast before setting out the next morning.
Budget: The George Hotel
The George Hotel is located just across from the main train station in Whitby, putting you right in the center of the action. The lively pub scene is perfect for walkers who enjoy a bit of revelry. You’ll also enjoy spotlessly clean rooms and very friendly staff.
Robin Hood’s Bay
High-End: Fernleigh B&B
The Fernleigh B&B is our top choice in Robin Hood’s Bay. The newly renovated Victorian home features top-notch amenities and beautiful décor on a quiet street near the center of town. The wonderful owners will make sure you feel welcome and well-fed.
Mid-Range: The Grosvenor Hotel
The Grosvenor is a favorite accommodation for many Cleveland Way walkers and for good reason. Guests at this charming hotel will enjoy spotless rooms, a delicious breakfast, and a location that’s just five minutes’ to the beach.
Budget: YHA Boggle Hole
Of all the fantastic YHA hostels throughout England, this is surely one of the best. Tucked away in a secluded cove, the main building is set in a recently-renovated historic mill. The entire place embraces a fun nautical theme and boasts excellent facilities and lots of fun activities. Dorms and private en suite rooms are available.
Mid-Range: Raven Hall Hotel
The Raven Hall Hotel is perfectly located for Cleveland Way walkers right in the center of Ravenscar. The hotel is situated on a beautiful bluff overlooking the sea and the rooms don’t disappoint. This boutique option is a great place to spend the night.
Budget: Smuggler’s Rock Guest House
The Smuggler’s Rock Guest House provides simple B&B accommodation in Ravenscar, just up the road from the Cleveland Way. The rooms here are immaculately clean and well decorated. The charming garden is the perfect place to relax after a long day’s walk.
Mid-Range: The Crescent Hotel
The Crescent Hotel is located in a beautiful old building in the center of Scarborough. The location leaves nothing to be desired and the on-site restaurant serves up a delicious breakfast. A great option for what is likely your final night on the Cleveland Way.
Mid-Range: The Dickens Bar & Inn
The Dickens Bar & Inn provides excellent pub accommodation in the heart of Scarborough. Enjoy a pint in the pub before retiring to your quiet and clean room for the evening. Breakfast is included in the room rate and gets great reviews from guests.
Budget: Argo Hotel
The Argo is your best budget option in Scarborough. Although it is not the most luxurious accommodation available in town, the host Lynn more than makes up for it with friendly service. Breakfast is included and you’re just a short walk from the beach.
Mid-Range: The White Lodge Hotel
Upon finishing your walk in Filey we highly recommend a stay at the White Lodge Hotel. Set in a stunning building, the White Lodge is known for its incredibly comfortable beds – the perfect place to rest your head after a 100+ mile walk!
Mid-Range: Abbots Leigh Guesthouse
Centrally located in Filey, Abbots Leigh Guest House provides cozy accommodation at very reasonable prices. The rooms are stylishly outfitted and the hosts go above and beyond to make you feel at home. Highly recommended!