Hills: Roseberry Topping
Date: Saturday 13th October 2018
Company: Myself and Becky
Distance: 3.2km, Ascent: 2100m
En-route to taking my daughter to Flamingoland, we
stopped in Newton Under Roseberry for an ascent of Roseberry Topping.
Roseberry Topping makes it into the Trail100 list of allegedly best hills in
I parked in the free car park a few hundred metres along the
road from the main pay and display car park.
From the free car park we walked along the road to the main car park
passing the Kings Head pub. It looked a nice pub so we would definitely be
visiting on the way back.
Roseberry Topping from car park:
The Kings Head:
On reaching the main car park, we followed the bridleway leading towards
Following the bridleway towards Roseberry Topping:
On reaching the National Trust sign I was surprised to read that
Roseberry Topping is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is also a
really nice small hill with an excellent track leading to the summit.
National Trust sign:
Beyond the sign we followed the steps towards the hill before turning
right onto the start of a stone path.
Up the steps:
Despite it being really windy we met numerous others on the hill. I
suspect on a calm, pleasant day this hill could get very busy.
Heading for Roseberry Topping:
As we gained height the winds increased. I suspected it would be very
windy at the summit.
As suspected it was indeed very windy at the summit. I don't normally
like "art" on the hills but have to say I did like the painting on the trig
point. A fantastic painting to encourage little legs up the hill.
the summit of Roseberry Topping:
At the summit of Roseberry Topping:
From the summit we returned to the car park via exactly the same route
stopping in past the Kings Head before returning to the van.