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Roseberry Topping is a 2.9 mile 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, walking, and nature trips.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 633 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Historic site

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Getting There

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.

There's a car park just outside the village of Newton under Roseberry on the A173 road between Guisborough and Great Ayton.

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Reviews (34)
Photos (64)
Recordings (14)
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Dalton Mullinger
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Hiking

Took the steep route up testing on the lungs but worth it once your on top

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krista passmore
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HikingBlowdownMuddyOff trail

excellent walk but very windy. went slightly off trail but so many route you can go. also found our very first geocache so kids were very happy

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Chris & Jen
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Hiking

Very enjoyable hike up to the top. If you take the direct route up, it's quite a workout, but not too challenging! Luckily we had a dry day, so the going wasn't too bad! There's quite a steep incline to the summit, but the views once there are breathtaking.

Rowan .
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Hiking

Nice mixture of rocky paths and woodland areas. The incline to the top of steeper on this route (if you turn left when entering the woods from the carpark), but less steep on the way back down which was welcome after the challenge getting up!

Angus Pangus
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Hiking

Steep trail for beginner but worth it for the views took hour and half to get up and down following blue route to avoid the more direct and steeper path.

David riley
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superb views

Barry Fogerty
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Hiking

Great little loop trail with great views . Took the direct root up to get the heart going

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Kay Mackie
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Kieran Nightingale
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Headed up with the fiancée for a charity climb with the nursery she works for. Ended up springing up every step! Brilliant weather, loads of people here!

Susan Cole-taylor
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HikingBlowdownNo shade

lovely hike up roseberry topping, quite windy and no shade, rained slightly so can get quite slippy on the stones/steps, beautiful views from the top

Luke McCartney
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Stephanie Watson
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Sue H
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Hiking

There are many different routes to Roseberry topping. The popular route is via Newton under Roseberry where there is a car park and toilets.

BH Decorating
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Awesome

Lee Baxter
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Great views from the top!

Stuart Neville
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First to Review

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 ;) )

Fraser Allan
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Sam Bailey
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Barry Gough
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Gemma Green
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Mark Robinson
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Christopher Martin
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