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Roseberry Topping

Newton-Under-Roseberry, TS9 6QT

Explore the iconic local landmark of Roseberry Topping and nearby Newton-under-Roseberry in this digital treasure trail.

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4 kms

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120 mins

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Begin your trail at the roadside car park on the A173 just north of Newton-Under-Roseberry.

This trail takes you to the summit of this famous hill. Please ensure that your clothing, footwear, and fitness levels are suitable.
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'Welcome To' Board
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Look for a 'Welcome to Newton-Under-Roseberry' information board at the car park.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

On the map of Guisborough what is the name of the Cenotaph near St Nicholas Church? (two words)
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54.511689
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You can explore St Nicholas Church in our separate 'Guisborough Market Town' digital treasure trail.

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Newton-Under-Roseberry
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Follow the path into Newton-Under-Roseberry. Continue past the village green and look for a single-storey sandstone building on your left, a short distance past a pub.
Before becoming a private residence what did this building used to be? (three words).
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54.508588
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This Grade-II listed building is believed to have been built in 1838 as a school, prior to becoming the village hall.

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Towards Roseberry
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Continue past the old village hall and turn left onto Roseberry Lane (before the car park) leading to Roseberry Topping. A short way down the lane look for a small wooden signpost.
Two of the signposts arms say 'Bridleway' (indicating this lane). Which two words can be read on the signposts third arm?
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Illustration of Roseberry Topping in 1886, prior to the rockfall that changed the appearance of the summit in 1912. Photo credit: Peter Walker - WalkerICT.

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Roseberry Topping
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Walk along the Roseberry Lane bridleway, through a wooden gate, then look for a board titled 'The National Trust - Roseberry Topping' near a second gate (approx 500 metres away).
Use the map to find the name of the quarry to the south of Roseberry Topping (three words).
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The hill is believed to have been held in special regard by the Vikings, leading to its early name of 'Othenesberg'. The name changed successively to Othensberg, Ohenseberg, Ounsberry and Ouesberry before finally settling on Roseberry.

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Up The Steps
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Once through the gate take the forward path leading up a series of wooden steps. Look for a wooden bench at the top of the first set of steps.
What is the name of the person memorialised by this bench (two words)?
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54.5072140
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In 1826 a Bronze-age hoard (dated around 550 BC) was unearthed on Roseberry Topping which included axes, chisels, hammers, and knives. 14 objects were found, 5 of which are now lost. The remaining 9 pieces are on display in the Sheffield Museum. Photo: Replica onjects in the Dorman Museum.

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A Stop With A View
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Continue past the bench and up another set of wooden steps. At the top turn right, and follow the incline to a small opening with another wooden bench.
Which five-word phrase can be read on the second line of the memorial bench?
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54.5057760
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The rockfall that caused the eastern-edge face to be exposed is often blamed on the Roseberry Ironstone Mine workings under the summit, however the more likely cause is heavy rain. Prior to the rockfall photos show that a great quantity of earth was piled up before it was likely eroded.

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To The Top!
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Head through the gate and follow the path to the summit of Roseberry Topping. Locate the Trig Point (small concrete pillar) at the summit.
Search towards the base of the Trig Point for a metal plaque containing the letters OS (Ordnance Survey) and BM (Bench Mark). What is the 5-digit Trig Point Reference on the bottom line?
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54.505419
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Trig (Trigonometrical) Points were once used to map the contours of the land. The metal shape on the top is referred to as a 'spider' and is used to mount a theodolite, an instrument for measuring angles between designated visible points.

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Wilson's Folly
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You reached the summit via the path from the north/west. Begin your descent via the south/east path (roughly opposite) and carefully head down until you reach a distinctive sandstone folly.
Look for a small square plaque on the folly, high and to the right of the entrance. What is the title of the plaque (3 words)?
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Captain William Wilson gained special recognition by the East India Trading company when he successfully defended three heavily-laden British ships from attack by French frigates. He was promoted to Commodore before retiring to Ayton Hall in Great Ayton, enjoying 33 years as a country gentleman.

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A Keen Runner
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With your back to the entrance of the folly walk forward a short distance and find a metal wire fence. Turn right and follow the fence until you reach a wooden gate by the corner of the field (down a shot dip).
Search for a small plaque on the gate. What is the name of the keen runner who loved to run in these hills?
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54.501936
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On the north slope of Roseberry Topping is a crag known as Roseberry Well. No water flows from the well today, but it was once a flowing spring that was believed to have healing power to soothe sore eyes.

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Newton Woods
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Do not enter through the gate with the runners plaque, instead turn right and follow the fence until you reach another wooden gate. Look for another memorial bench just beyond this second wooden gate.
Locate the memorial bench to Kirsten Jane Bunch Merrick. The quote on the bench references how many 'winds that blow' (one word)?
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54.502697
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A short walk to the south of this spot are the well-known bluebell fields that can be seen in the spring, towards the southern-side of Newton Woods. Look for another Huntee that explores these fields and Cliff Rigg quarry.

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Through The Woods
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With your back to the gate you've entered take the forward path and carefully walk down through Newton Woods. Follow the path until you return to the gate to Roseberry Lane with the 'The National Trust - Roseberry Topping' sign.
Search the information board by the gate to find the height of Roseberry Topping (in metres).
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At 320 metres (1,049 feet) Roseberry Topping is considered by many geologists to be a mountain. There is no definitively recognised height for a mountain but National Geographic states that most geologists classify a mountain as a landform that rises at least 300 metres (1,000 feet).

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Main Car Park
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Walk back along Roseberry Lane. At the end of the lane turn left and look in the Roseberry Topping car park for an information board titled 'Help us care for the National Park'.
Which type of berry is illustrated on the board?
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The Lychgate
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Exit the car park and walk back into Newton-under-Roseberry. When you reach the village green (opposite the pub) carefully cross the road, then cross the green and follow Church Lane until you reach St Oswald's Church.
The lychgate (structure around the gate) is dedicated to Margaret Corney, who died in March of which year?
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The lychgate is in memory of Margaret Corney, the first lady Churchwarden in the Country. St Oswalds church dates back to the 12th century. The tower was added in 1901.

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St Oswald Church
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Enter the lychgate and explore the church grounds.
How many stone gargoyle heads can be found around the east window (facing the road by the lychgate)?
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The sandstone carving incorporated into the southeast buttress depicts a dragon attacking a quadruped. Historians believe this stone dates back to Saxon times (410 to 1066). It was originally found in the nave indicating there may have been an earlier wooden church on this site.

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