Tackle the Topping

A woman abseils down the rock face at Roseberry Topping

We're teaming up with specialist adventure activities company Pinpoint Adventure to offer abseiling and climbing events at Roseberry Topping this summer.

Both events are suitable for beginners and families with children aged eight and over, a great introduction to these exciting activities. 

" This is a chance for people to experience Roseberry Topping as they never have before. Thousands of people hike to the top every year, but only a handful will get to abseil down or climb up the rock face. It’s a bit of an adrenaline rush, but the guys from Pinpoint Adventure give you the courage to do it. You know you’re safe in their hands."
- Chris Wood, Ranger
" About  a  month  after  my  70th  birthday  I  had  spotted  the  abseil  on Roseberry’ s  Facebook  page.  I signed up online… The abseil experience was fantastic…. What a marvellous day out. Such an adventure!"
- Bridget Boyle, Abseiling Adventure participant 2016
Bridget Boyle takes the plunge in the first Abseiling Adventure at Roseberry Topping
An abseiler descends Roseberry Topping's rock face under a blue sky

The Climbing Adventure takes place on Sunday 23 July, with hour-long sessions bookable between 10am and 4.30pm. There will be time to practice bouldering before progressing onto roped climbs of about 5m/15ft close to Roseberry’s summit. £20 per person. You can find full details and online booking here.

Abseiling Adventures will be running on Wednesday 26 July, Wednesday 9 and Saturday 20 August in half-hour sessions between 10am and 4.30pm. Pinpoint Adventure will guide you through a descent of approximately 12m/36ft down Roseberry’s rocky south-east face. £15 per person. For more information and to book your place, click here.

The National Trust is a conservation charity; all profits from these events will go towards work such as protecting habitats for wildlife and improving public access at Roseberry Topping.