- An iconic hill with a distinctive shape
- Great views over industry or moors
- Great picnic spots on the steep slopes
Roseberry Topping is a wonderful little hill (1050 feet of hard sandstone) full of character and a distinctive landmark sandwiched as it is between industrial Teesside and the North York Moors. I approached the ‘Matterhorn of Middlesborough’ on a cloudy summer’s day and climbed the hill from the car park near Great Ayton. It is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish (if a little steep) with the smart little summit a perfect viewing point for all that lies around. I actually climbed the western slopes and returned via the east but there are so many routes up I recommend you just pick whichever takes your fancy, you simply cannot go wrong.
Total height to climb: 173 ms
Recommend: I don’t offer too many warnings but beware the summit cliff, particularly with children or in my case dogs.
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|OS Map:||O/S 1.25,000. OL26 North York Moors western area|
|Start Point:||NZ570128. The main car park near Newton under Roseberry is the best place to view and climb the hill|
|Height to Climb:||184 ms (605 feet)|
|Terrain:||Roseberry Topping is riddled with good paths, I have suggested my favourite route but do choose yours!|
|Eating & Drinking:||The King's Head is closely linked with Roseberry Topping, just at its foot serving good food and a pint or tea for various thirsty tastes|
|Similar Walks Nearby:||Captain Cook’s Adventure
Circuit from Ingleby Greenhow
Beacon Hill from Danby
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