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View to Roseberry Topping across golden field and wooden fence in foreground, North Yorkshire
View across farmland to Roseberry Topping | © National Trust Images/Joe Cornish

Roseberry Topping from Great Ayton station walk

This walk starts at Great Ayton station and takes in many of the features that make Roseberry Topping so special. Discover fascinating history, fabulous wildlife and the 360° panoramic views that can be enjoyed from the summit.

Total steps: 12

Total steps: 12

Start point

Great Ayton station, grid ref: NZ574107

Step 1

Turn right on leaving the station and follow the road, taking care near the traffic.

Step 2

Turn left at White House Farm and follow the road uphill to Airy Holme Farm.

Step 3

Go through the farmyard. Turn right at the end of the yard to continue on the track.

Step 4

After 765yd (700m) turn left onto a footpath. Cross a stile and continue towards Roseberry Topping.

Step 5

At the top of the field, cross another stile. Continue forward onto a stone-pitched path that leads to the summit.

Step 6

Retrace your steps back down to the stile. Do not cross the stile, but turn right and follow the fence line down. Go through the gate and follow the path through the field to the right of the folly.

Step 7

Go through the gate into Newton Wood. Turn left and follow the path along the top edge of the wood.

Step 8

After passing through a clearing, bear left where the path forks.

Step 9

Go right at the T-junction and follow the path down through the woods.

Step 10

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

Step 11

Take the left-hand fork at the National Trust sign. Continue straight on into Cliff Ridge Wood, sticking to the right when the path forks again.

Step 12

At the end of the path, leave the wood through a kissing gate. Follow the path on the right hand side of the fence across the field. Cross the stile and turn right on the road. Retrace your steps back to the station.

End point

Great Ayton station, grid ref: NZ574107

Trail map

Great Ayton station to Roseberry Topping walk map
Great Ayton station to Roseberry Topping walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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