Roseberry Topping, Guisborough Woods, Highcliff Nab & Captain Cooks Monument
3D outline of route
Great Parking spot to start todays walk, just outside of Newton-under-Roseberry
Roseberry Topping isn't a big climb - but it certainly gets you panting for 15 minutes or so.
Through the woods at the start of the climb
Taking a breather as the sharpest part is over
Out onto the open hillside with great views of Teesside
A brief stop at the summit - As expected we weren't the only ones visiting today.
Selfie time at the top of the mountain !
Jonny leading the way - No mercy for the 60 year old today
From whatever angle you look at it, the Teesside Matterhorn always looks majestic.
Leaving Roseberry Topping behind and heading into Hutton Lowcross Woods
Arriving at Hutton village
After walking down the pretty village high street - it's a left turn towards Guisborough Woods (or is it Forest ?)
Quite a bit of easy woodland walking as we enter Guisborough Woods
Approaching Highcliff Nab
Strange rest area ?
Views of Guisborough from Highcliff Nab
After a brief stop for lunch it was out into the North Yorkshire Moors - Newton & Great Ayton Moors to be exact.
With Highcliff Nab disappearing behind us, it was time to don our waterproofs as we got a short burst of rain. We had expected a lot more today, but about 15 minutes was all we got - so we can't really complain.
Following the Cleveland Way we could see Captain Cooks Monument increasing in size as we got nearer and nearer.
The Cleveland Way passes right through Gribdale Terrace - Often a starting point for my walks in this area.
Gribdale Gate Forestry Commission Car Park
There it is - The pride of Teesside - Captain Cooks Monument
With Jonny firmly in control of navigation now, we took the path westwards back down in the direction of Great Ayton
As you descend and break through the woods, Roseberry Topping comes back into view.
A little bit of country lane walking as we turn northwards near Great Ayton Railway Station.
Woodland walking through Cliff Ridge Woods
A gentle woodland walk to end a very enjoyable day out.
But the day ended on a high with a nice cold pint in the Kings Head at Newton-under-Roseberry before we headed home.