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Roseberry Topping, Middlesbrough

(4.9/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Roseberry Topping is a distinctive and iconic landmark with fine views across North Yorkshire and Cleveland.

At just 1,049 feet (320 m) high, Roseberry Topping may not be the biggest hill you'll ever see, but it will certainly be one of the most distinctive. Its shape, caused by the combination of a geological fault and a mining collapse in 1912 has made the hill the most beloved landmark in the Tees Valley area. With its half-cone summit and jagged cliff, some say it reminds them of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

While many visitors come to conquer the hill, there's plenty more to do besides with a fantastic array of habitats to discover. Explore bluebell woods, heather moorland, the open expanses of Roseberry Common and a long abandoned quarry.

Don't miss:

• Amazing panoramic views from the summit of the hill.

• Spot fantastic wildlife in the woods.

• Take a walk to Newton Moor to enjoy swathes of purple heather in the summer and admire Roseberry Topping from a distance.

• Uncover Roseberry's industrial past and explore its geology in Cliff Rigg Quarry.

• Visit in spring for the best displays of bluebells for miles around.
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  • This is a local landmark that can be seen from all over the area. A climb up (it takes about 1 and a half houra but its worth it) it gives a truely spectacular view of the whole area. The pub at the b...  more »
  • Great place to explore whether you go to the top or not. Great for families and dogs. Different routes to the top and great resting points. 
  • one for he walkers and hikers pleasant views nice local meals in country pubs plenty of parking great day out 
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  • Had a lovely walk on a lovely day up a lovely hill. There's nothing not to like about this place. The views are spectacular too from the top!
  • Awesome walk with incredible views. I'd try to go earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon as between 11-1 on a fine day it get VERY busy.
  • An excellent short walk. Car park at the bottom has parking for about 40 and soon fills up, especially at popular times. Two main routes available, direct, straight up from the main road which is very steep in parts. Alternatively round the side at a gentler climb. Both reward with excellent views from the top
  • climb takes about
  • Hard work but awesome views, fantastic sense of achievement!!!