Roseberry Topping from Great Ayton Station

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5.83 km 234 m

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Roseberry Topping from Great Ayton Station Details

Roseberry Topping is a prominent hill in the North York Moors that provides a good morning’s walking and excellent views. This route tackles it from the south, from the railway station at Great Ayton.

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’.

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Roseberry Topping from Great Ayton Station

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Dave Roberts

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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