Captain Cooks Monument & Roseberry Topping circular walk

Sunday 19th March 2023

Captain Cooks Monument & Roseberry Topping circular walk.

Roseberry Topping and Captain Cooks Monument are always popular with locals for a nice stroll out in the countryside, it's rarely quiet and can also be very busy in the summer months. Roseberry Topping is a very distinctive hill in North Yorkshire, known and loved by all Teessiders ('The Teesside Matterhorn' as it's affectionately known as). It is situated near Great Ayton and Newton under Roseberry. Its summit has a distinctive half-cone shape with a jagged cliff, which understandably has led to many comparisons with the much higher Matterhorn in the Swiss-Italian Alps.

It's believed that due to a geological fault and ironstone mining underneath, a collapse occurred in 1912 which now gives the hill its dramatic profile.

I had a few hours spare this morning, so I decided to combine these two points of interest within a slightly longer circular walk which included the Newton and Great Ayton moors.

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Distance: 7.6 miles
Duration: 3:00 hours
Ascent: 1591 ft
Difficulty: Moderate
Accompanied By: On my Own
Weather: Warm & Sunny

3D outline of route