Roseberry Topping

A circular walk to visit Roseberry Topping, a popular hill on the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park

On Location: 27th April 2022

Parking: A pay and display car park on the A173 just south of the village of Newton Under Roseberry.

Summary: Due to it’s close location to the urban spread of Middlesborough, Roseberry Topping is a popular location for a walk. From the car park a simple “there and back” route can be done but I decided to make this into a more interesting circular route. At only 320m Roseberry Topping isn’t a major hill be it does provide extensive views of the surrounding area.

Route map: click on the arrow to play the route. GPX route available by clicking in the Plotaroute.com link at the bottom right.

The weather wasn’t great for taking photographs but here is a taster of images of the walk.

Roseberry Topping Car Park

The pay and display car park close to Newton under Roseberry. Toilet facilities as well.

Roseberry Topping Car Park charges

Don’t forget to buy a car park ticket before you head off for your walk.

Roseberry Topping lane

Roseberry Lane with Roseberry Topping ahead.

Roseberry Topping lane spring

Trees and hedgerows bursting with spring growth. At the gate ahead we turn right through Newton Wood. You can of course go straight ahead to the summit.

Roseberry Topping, profile image

On leaving Newton Wood there is a great view of the craggy face of the hill.

Roseberry Topping Shooting Box

The Shooting Box, a late 18th century structure built for a Captain Wilson. Used as a shelter for shooting parties. It is Grade II listed.

Roseberry Topping Shooting Box interior

The view from one of the shooting box windows. Other views are over the Tees valley.

Roseberry Topping footpath

Taking the enclosed footpath that heads away from the hill.

Roseberry Topping Tramway route

Once past Aireyholme Farm we take the good track that heads back towards Roseberry Topping. This was the former tramway from Roseberry quarry. Iron Stone was taken from here down to the industrial heartland of Teesside to be processed.

Roseberry Topping Tramway footpath

The tramway continued down this lane.

Roseberry Topping Tramway signage

An infomation board which explains about the quarrying activites of the area which ceased in the 1920’s.

Roseberry Topping from the east

At the top of the track we trun left to head up the zig-zag path to the summit.

Roseberry Topping OS column

The O.S. trig column at the summit of Roseberry Topping.

Roseberry Topping OS column and Teesside

Impressive views from the top, looking north towards the Tees Valley.

Roseberry Topping descent path

Our route of descent on a steep grassy sloping footpath.

Roseberry Topping Brant gate path

The route now takes us down through Brant Gate Wood, back to Roseberry Lane and from there back to the car park. Not a difficult or long route but very pleasant. Check out the film on You Tube.

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