Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Clay Bank offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us
By Car

Follow the B1257 south from Stokesley. The car park is situated approximately 2 miles south of the village of Great Broughton.

OS Grid Ref
NZ 572036

54.42434820414, -1.1195755004883

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Clay Bank.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4300

Boasting breathtakingly beautiful views across the North Yorkshire Moors, head to Clay Bank for a memorable day out

Nestled halfway up the slopes of the Cleveland Hills, Clay Bank is a great base for walkers, hikers and view seekers alike.

Clay Bank offers you easy access to the Cleveland Way, Yorkshire's famous 109 mile long trail that stretches from the dramatic coastline to the beautiful heather moorland. 

Don't miss out on the panoramic views that stretch to Kildale, Roseberry Topping, Teesside. 

At a glance

  • Walking 
  • Access to the Cleveland Way
  • Spectacular views
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

From Clay Bank you can join part of the Cleveland Way, or walk across the high moors to the east or the Cleveland Hills to the west.

Nearby forests

Green rolling hills in the countryside with blue skies

Found on the edge of Middlesbrough, Gribdale Gate car park provides a great starting point for a network of paths and trails. 

Follow the long-distance Cleveland Way footpath and adventure into Coate Moor, a forest haven just waiting to be explored. If you want to venture further afield, the trail runs up to the historic Captain Cook's monument. The steep climbs are definitely worth it for the unparalleled views across the Cleveland Hills!

Guisborough North York Moors

Discover the most breathtaking views as you take a walk through stunning natural scenery at Guisborough Forest.

Nestled between Teesside and the North York Moors, Guisborough Forest is home to a trim trail, a cycling trail, play areas and superb walking trails for relaxing, connecting to nature and getting lost in the trees. 

Family of four walking through the forest on a rocky path

Adjacent to Over Silton village, Silton Forest is a great place for an energetic walk, peaceful picnic or breath of fresh air. 

Start your forest adventure from the Moor Lane Car Park and prepare for some blood pumping climbs. Trust us when we say the views are worth it! 

Two women walking excitable dogs on grass path

Coatham wood, found near Stockton, is a newly planted community woodland, with the first trees planted in 1999.

The mosaic of broadleaved and conifer trees, as well as ponds and meadows makes Coatham a great habitat for all kinds of wildlife. Look out for newts and dragonflies around the ponds, or you may spot a deer grazing in one of the open areas. All 5 native species of owl have been spotted around the woodland.

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