Walking

Walking trail

Roseberry Topping woodland wildlife walk

Walking trail

While most visitors to Roseberry Topping head straight for the hill, there's plenty to see in the woods too.

Spot delicate woodland wildflowers in the shade of the trees

This walk will take you to some of the best wildlife spots in the woods and point out a few historical features too.

A tawny owl dozes on a branch in dappled sunlight

Map

Map route for Roseberry Topping woodland wildlife walk

Start:

Public car park in Newton-under-Roseberry, grid ref: NZ570128

1

Turn right at the end of the path out of the car park and follow the wide track.

2

At the end of the lane go up the steps and go through the kissing gate to enter Newton Wood. Turn right and follow the path along the bottom edge of the wood.

3

Stay right where the path forks. Stay on the bottom path all the way through Newton Wood.

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A blue tit surveys the woods below

4

As the path leaves the wood, turn left onto a wide track and continue for 55yd (50m).

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The starry white flowerhead of ramsons known as wild garlic

5

Take the left hand fork at the National Trust sign. Continue straight into Cliff Ridge Wood, staying right where the path forks again.

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A tawny owl dozes on a branch in dappled sunlight

6

Upon reaching an old metal gate and another National Trust sign, turn left and follow the path uphill.

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Red and yellow waxcap fungus stand out against green grass

7

Cross the stile to leave the wood and turn left.

8

Go over another stile back into the wood and turn right. Leave the wood again through a kissing gate and continue straight on towards the cottage.

9

At the cottage, bear left and follow the path along the edge of the field.

10

Go through the kissing gate back into Newton Wood and turn immediately right through a sharp dip.

11

Turn right at the end of the path and follow the path at the top of the wood.

12

After climbing some log steps continue straight on for 220yd (200m). Bear left onto the path that descends down through the wood.

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A sun dappled carpet of bluebells in Cliff Ridge Wood

13

Rejoin the bottom path and retrace your steps back to the car park.

End:

Public car park in Newton-under-Roseberry, grid ref: NZ570128

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Roseberry Topping woodland wildlife walk

Terrain

Tracks and paths that can be muddy, especially in winter. There are some quite steep sections. This walk is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Roseberry Topping woodland wildlife walk

Contact us

Roseberry Topping woodland wildlife walk

How to get here

Address
Roseberry Topping, Newton-under-Roseberry, North Yorkshire,TS9 6QR
By train

Great Ayton Station is 1½ miles (2.5km) from the start of the walk.

By road

On the A173 between Guisborough and Great Ayton. Car park (non-NT) at Newton-under-Roseberry (a charge applies). Postcode for Sat Nav: TS9 6QR.

By foot

The Cleveland Way crosses the property.

By bus

Arriva bus route 81a and Moorsbus route M2; alight at Newton-under-Roseberry.

Roseberry Topping woodland wildlife walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilet facilities in car park at Newton-under-Roseberry (not National Trust)