Great Ayton - Roseberry Topping - Little Ayton - Great Ayton

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Starting in the historic village of Great Ayton, with its Captain Cook connections, the route climbs over the whinstone ridge, where magma flowed to the surface through a fault seventy million years ago. Following the escarpment edge to Roseberry Topping, fine views are afforded of the Cleveland Hills, the distant Pennines and the North Sea.

The return route passes through old ironstone mining areas, the farm in which James Cook spent some of his childhood, woodland and riverside, before returning to the start through the village High Street, with its many attractions.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Birds, Cafe, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Museum, National Trust, Play Area, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
7/2/2022 - michael davis

Between 16 and 17, Fletchers Kitchen. Food good and service excellent. Highly recommended

8/1/2020 - Stephen Douglass

Our first walk using the app and what a pleasure. This was a welcome return to the area after 30+ years. Thanks so much, clear and uncluttered details working well between map and route points made the walk a joy.

6/5/2007 - Christine Meynell

I'm a new walker, and this is only my 4th walk. I found it not too challenging, but it did break me out into a sweat a few times! Very pleasant walk, the views from Roseberry Topping were spectacular, and I found that the the descent was as hard as the ascent! The white bridge at point 17 is now a gray bridge, which confused us for a second, as we hadnt donwloaded the pictures!Recommended walk.

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30.5 Miles