Roseberry Topping is a 4.7 kilometer loop trail located near Guisborough, North Yorkshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
4.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
193 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

historic site

The distinctive shape of Roseberry Topping is clearly visible from a good distance away and whilst not the highest point in the North York Moors, it is much more recognizable. It's 320m above sea level, some 130m lower than the nearby Urra Moor and makes a fine walk on its own or as part of a longer walk in the area. The views from the top are big and broad making it a popular destination. It's quite a steep climb to get to the top but not difficult - the walk here takes the shortest route to the top rather than a more gentle approach, although to reach the very top there is no gentle approach! The walk here takes between 2 and 3 hours. Do note that after rain the paths can be very muddy and slippery, so do take care and you might find walking poles very helpful when descending the very rocky and quite tricky path from the summit. Roseberry Topping has many historical connections. Bronze Age and Iron Age remains have been found on the slopes. Captain Cook was born in 1736 on a farm in the nearby village of Great Ayton and apparently was a favourite destination as a boy. The area was part of a game estate and an old hunting shelter is still on the southern part of the hill. Mining subsidence and geological faults appear to have caused a landslip in 1914 that have resulted in the current shape of the summit. Roseberry Topping is now under the ownership and care of the National Trust.

28 days ago

Great views from the top!

1 month ago

Short, but hard going to the top! Well worth the view.

1 month ago

excellent walk. Car parking is expensive (even National Trust members) and limited. It's possible to park at Capt. Cooks monument and walk across to Roseberry Topping making it a longer but a more enjoyable walk (parking is free too ;) )

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