Kettleness can be reached from the A174 coast road, just west of Lythe, through the hamlet of Goldsborough. A grassy hillock to the right of the road marks the site of a Roman signalling station, part of a series that ran from Hadrian's Wall to the Humber.


As well as being well known for fossils, Kettleness was part of the Cleveland Ironstone Field (Worked from 1838- 1857) and played an important part in the development of the Iron and Steel industries of the Tyne and Tees valleys


Limited parking is available at the end of the road, where access is gained to the Cleveland Way coastal footpath. There is a steep path to Kettleness Sand which involves a rope climb part way down the cliff! There are currently notices warning of the danger of the landslip. A safer approach is to walk along the beach from Runswick Bay or Sandsend where there are public car parks and refreshments. It can be tough going and remember to check the tides first.


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Self catering holiday cottages, close to Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay, rural, quiet and relaxing with easy access to North York Moors and Coast.


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