Distance: 3 miles; 5 km
Estimated Time: 1.5 hours
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The Lord Stones walk is a small route but has a lot to offer in such a short distance. There are panoramic views of Middlesbrough, Roseberry Topping and Cook’s Monument. There’s a steep climb over 100 metres on the return section that joins and follows the Cleveland Way back to the Lord Stones Country Park.
The stone circle was only erected in 2013. The name Lord Stones comes from one singular stone, that marked the land boundary of three lords.
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Car Park and Facilities
The car park is Lord Stones Country Park. The car park is free. Lord Stones Country Park is a cafe and restaurant.
Lord Stones Country Park
Food, drink and toilets are available at Lord Stones Country Park.
Start of the Lord Stones and the Cleveland Way
From the car park, head passed the outside seating area of the Lord Stones cafe and head right along the Cleveland Way.
Turn left as the path splits in two.
Keep going straight up at the split in the path.
You can see Middlesborough and Roseberry Topping.
Turn right at the signpost, joining the Cleveland Way.
This is a steep section of the walk. It’s over 100m in elevation in a short time.
Just before you return to the Lord Stone Country Park, venture right over the grass to the stone circle.
Return to the main path and to the Lord Stones Country Park.