Great Ayton Off The Beaten Path

  • Roseberry Topping
    Roseberry Topping
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    Captain Cook's Monument
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    Roseberry Topping

    by cheekymarieh Written Jun 8, 2003

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    Roseberry Topping

    This is the local 'peak' in the area and is located close to the village of Great Ayton. The best place to park is the public car park (free) in the village of Newton Under Roseberry. You can then climb up from there. This is the easiest side to climb from. In recent years there has been quite a lot of erosion from the elements which has led to some crumbling of the peak.

    In my younger days we often used to go on a Sunday evening and climb up to the top to enjoy the magnificent views. It can easily be climbed in about 30 minutes from this side if you are reasonably fit. Afterwards you can always replenish those burned up calories by going along to the fish and chip shop in Great Ayton!

    Well for me to participate in something so energetic there has to be a reward at the end of it!!!

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    Captain Cooks Monument

    by cheekymarieh Written Jun 8, 2003

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    Captain Cook's Monument

    The monument to the great explorer Captain Cook is to be found on Easby Moor, just above the village of Great Ayton. It is 60 feet tall (about 20m) and is visible from the local vicinity. It was built in 1827 by Robert Campion from Whitby.

    Part of the inscription on the monument reads: 'A man in nautical knowledge inferior to none, in zeal, prudence and energy superior to most, regardless of danger he opened an intercourse with the friendly isles and other parts of the southern hemisphere.'

    There is a car park at the foot of the hill on which the monument stands. It is quite an easy 10 minute stroll up to the monument. From the peak you can get some splendid views of the North Yokshire Moors national park.

    For those who have a bit more energy there is a lovely walk over to Roseberry Topping and back (my first attempt at this was many years ago when I was a Girl Guide!!!). There is also a circular walk of about 6km in length from the car park known as the 'Cooks Boyhood Walk'.

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