Roseberry Topping from Newton under Roseberry

A short hill climb the North York Moors National Park. This walk takes you to a popular viewpoint and provides a taste of the moorland landscape of the area.

Technical sheet
No. 293272
A Guisborough walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 26/07/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h00[?]
Distance Distance : 3.13mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 600ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 604ft
Highest point Highest point : 945ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 335ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : North York Moors
Location Location : Guisborough
Starting point Starting point : N 54.506898° / W 1.120956°
Download : -

Description

(D/A) After parking walk to the northern end of the parking area and take the path through trees to reach Roseberry Lane. Turn right along the lane and climb very gently to reach a junction of paths and tracks at the western edge of Newton Wood (grid ref. NZ574128). Bear left here and continue along the lane. Go through the first gate and at the second date bear right uphill. You are now on Brant Gate path. At the first fork in the path go left. The path climbs steadily and veers to the right. At this point take the left hand path and continue through a gate.

After the gate stay on the main path and take the second path on the right (grid ref. NZ579129). Follow this rising path as it climbs gently around Roseberry Topping until it reaches a fence (grid ref. NZ5832126). Turn right here and follow the path alongside the wall to reach the summit.

(1) After having enjoyed the views, turn south-east from the summit descending quite steeply to reach a fence. Turn right along the fence losing height down to a gate (grid ref. NZ577123). Go through the gate and take the left-hand footpath and continue in a southerly direction to reach a path junction (grid ref, NZ575117).

(2) Turn right and follow the path which after one field enters the southern end of Newton Wood. Continue down through the wood to reach a track that leads down to cross the railway. Just before crossing the railway, turn right and take the path running parallel to the railway north towards the A173. Turn right along this often busy main road. Initially the path is on the grass verge of the road but you soon reach a stile on your right. Cross the stile and turn left to follow the path through fields running parallel to the road. This path leads back to the start(D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 344ft
1 : mi 1.25 - alt. 922ft - Roseberry Topping
2 : mi 1.86 - alt. 663ft - Turn right
D/A : mi 3.13 - alt. 341ft

Useful Information

Roseberry Topping is an easily recognised North York Moors hill that offers some wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and moorland. The start of this walk is carpark off the A173 on the south side of the village of Newton under Roseberry.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Other walks in the area

distance 6.27mi Vertical gain +1155ft Vertical drop -1079ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Great Ayton - North Yorkshire

This circular walk from Great Ayton takes in the summit of Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook's Monument. Both of these features are worth exploring with the added bonus of some fine views across the countryside.

distance 2.98mi Vertical gain +472ft Vertical drop -472ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Redcar and Cleveland

This is a short walk to the summit of Eston Moor. The route offers excellent views over Middlesbrough to the north and the North York moors to the south. Allow a couple of hours to complete at a leisurely pace.

distance 9.78mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1122ft Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Kildale - North Yorkshire

A lovey walk, starting through farmland and then a steady climb up the old railway incline to Ingleby Moor. Back along the top of Ingleby and Battersby Moors and back down to the start. (9.78 miles with 340 metres of ascent.)

Baysdale circular walk from Hob Hole
distance 9.45mi Vertical gain +1050ft Vertical drop -1024ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Westerdale - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk takes you around Baysdale which is remote and unspoiled. The route is generally easy to follow and it is best to chose a fine day so you can enjoy the views.

distance 11.53mi Vertical gain +2087ft Vertical drop -2087ft Durée 7h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Carlton (North Yorkshire)-1 - North Yorkshire

A nice 11 mile walk starting and finishing at the Lord Stones Cafe at the top of Carlton Bank, where there is good parking. It takes in the three North facing hills and the climb to Round Hill. The route returns down past Bilsdale Hall to Seave Green. From here it passes through rolling pastures to a short section on Raisdale Road before taking a lovely path through woods and over the moors back to the start.

In total it is 11.66 miles and covers 2262ft of ascent and descent.

distance 10.11mi Vertical gain +1276ft Vertical drop -1276ft Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk takes you into the wild open moorland of this National Park. The route is mostly along well defined tracks and paths but do choose fine weather to enjoy the view.

distance 7.38mi Vertical gain +1224ft Vertical drop -1224ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

A circular walk passing through farmland, onto the open moors and up to the ridge with the dramatic Wainstones. Return via the peaceful hamlet of Urra, passing the farm at Bilsdale Hall. Good refreshments in the Buck in at Chop Gate.

distance 12.02mi Vertical gain +991ft Vertical drop -1004ft Durée 6h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Farndale East - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that offers miles of easy walking around Farndale. There is some uphill walking at the start but the rewards are some wonderful views.

For more walks, use our search engine.

The GPS track and description are the property of the author.