Roseberry Topping - A walk with Bob & Geoff - Sun 5th April 2009
Our walk today starts from Gribdale Gate at the top of Dikes Lane, near Great Ayton railway station. GR: NZ592 110

Our route takes us first across Great Ayton Moor, then to the summit of Roseberry Topping, before heading east to Penrod Hill where we cut across to Codhill Heights then southwest to Percy Cross. From here we head south to Coate Moor joining the forestry track heading west to Captain Cook's Monument then finally back to Gribdale Gate.

Approx distance - 17.5km / 10.75mls


  The parking area at Gribdale Gate

Geoff poses on Great Ayton Moor with Capt. Cooks monument in the distance
Heading northeast we reach this boundary stone on the summit of Gt Ayton Moor - 318m / 1042ft.

We head west now as we follow the line of three boundary stones to join the Cleveland Way at Slacks Wood.

Did a lot of research but could not find any information on this stone we came across near Slacks Wood
The path zig zags it way up to Roseberry Topping.
The view back to Gt. Ayton Moor
The view To Great Ayton from Roseberry Topping - 320m / 1050ft

A fell race unfolds around us as we head east along the Cleveland Way towards Gisborough Moor.
We leave the Cleveland Way as it disapears into Highcliffe Wood and follow the track still heading east to the trig point on Gisborough Moor - 324m / 1063ft.

Looking West back to Great Ayton Moor

Following the track south to Penrod Hill we then cut west across the rough moorland to Codhill Heights - 296m / 971ft.

A further kilometer southwest across the moorland and we reach Percy Cross.


The view to Highcliffe Farm from Codhill Heights.

Passing through a gate we join a track heading south to Nab End then onto the road past Lonsdale Farm until we eventually reach the forestry track on Coate Moor
After about a mile the track emerges onto Easby Moor and Captain Cooks Monument.
From here it is just a short walk back to Gribdale Gate.

A cracking walk full of interest and variation

Distance: 17.5km / 10.75mls.