Roseberry Topping & Captain Cooks Monument

Saturday 14th November 2020

A local lockdown walk for a bit of exercise during these difficult times - No lakeland adventures for me for a few weeks, but I always enjoy walking in this lovely area.

Roseberry Topping and Captain Cooks Monument are always popular with Teessiders for a nice stroll out in the countryside, it's rarely quiet and can actually be quite busy in the summer months. Roseberry Topping is a very distinctive hill in North Yorkshire, known and loved by all Teessiders. It is situated near Great Ayton and Newton under Roseberry. Its summit has a distinctive half-cone shape with a jagged cliff, which 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.

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Distance: 8.9 miles
Duration: 3:15 hours
Ascent: 1756 ft
Difficulty: Moderate
Accompanied By: Davy
Weather: Mild, Misty & Breezy

3D outline of route