Roseberry Topping Walk at Sunset, from Great Ayton, North York Moors

An evening glow over Roseberry Topping on this walk from Cockshaw Hill Quarry

Roseberry Topping walk at sunset. From Cockshaw hill quarry, near Captain Cook's monument, teesside
An evening glow on this Roseberry Topping walk at sunset. From Cockshaw hill quarry, near Captain Cook's monument, Teesside


A Roseberry Topping walk from Great Ayton via Captain Cooks monument

For anyone who lives where I do (North-East England) if you have a passion for walking - it probably first started off as a kid by climbing Roseberry Topping. It can be seen from miles around - a kind of shark fin shape on the rolling distant Cleveland Hills, and calls out to be climbed, although it isn't actually that high - the views of the Tees Valley are pretty good on a clear day.

For anyone interested in doing a walk in this area that takes in Roseberry Topping - then the below route is the classic walk, (pic taken from the walking englishman website)

Starting from Great Ayton - you head north-east towards Roseberry Topping. From there you head along the moors to Captain Cooks monument and then back to Great Ayton. It's a 7 mile walk- which can be done in 2-3hours.

Roseberry Topping walk from Great Ayton, then onto Captain Cooks monument and back to Great Ayton!

My best view of Roseberry Topping


Roseberry Topping walk at sunset. From Cockshaw hill quarry, near Captain Cook's monument, teesside
An evening glow looking towards Roseberry Topping at sunset. From Cockshaw hill quarry, near Captain Cook's monument, Teesside
I've walked the area quite a few times now and my best view of Robbery Topping has to be the view from Cockshaw Hill Quarry, near Captains Cook Monument. If you time it right the walk detailed above can bring you close to this point just as the sun is setting. The photo shown above was taken late-summer when the heather is in bloom as you can see - and there is plenty of this pink carpet all over the North-York moors this time of year. 

Perfect location for sunset seekers!

You get such a good view from up near Roseberry Topping at Captain Cooks monument that it's a cracking place to watch the sun go down, here is a few more abstract shots of the sky as it turns different colours.