‘We may roam far and wide before we see. A finer sight than here from Rosebury".
From a sonnet by George Tweddell 1870.
Roseberry Topping is a distinctive hill in North Yorkshire, England.
It is situated near Great Ayton and Newton under Roseberry.
The rocks that form Roseberry Topping were laid down during the Jurassic period. Every step you take towards the summit represents around 5,000 years in geological time and fossils can be seen in rocks you pass as you climb.
The summit offers views of Captain Cook’s Monument at Easby Moor. As a boy Captain Cook lived at Airey Holme Farm and regularly climbed Roseberry Topping to enjoy the spectacular views across the Cleveland plain and beyond. These adventures are said to have provided the inspiration for him to become an explorer.
Photo: Heather-clad view out towards Roseberry Topping North Yorkshire by Mat Robinson.