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Roseberry Topping and Cook’s Monument Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on February 14, 2015    No ratings yet.

Roseberry Topping and Cook’s Monument Walk

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11.4 km 408 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

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Roseberry Topping and Cook’s Monument Walk

Roseberry Topping is a prominent and well known landmark on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It’s only 320m high, but as is often the case with these lower summits is a magnificent viewpoint.

The name, which makes me think of some seventies desert mix, is derived from Othensberg, or Odin’s Hill. It was named by the Vikings as they believed it was sacred and so dedicated it to Odin. Over time, this changed to Roseberry and Topping is a local variation on ‘Top’.

This route also takes in Captaion Cook’s Monument on Easby Moor – which is 4 metres higher than Roseberry Topping.

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Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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