|Roseberry Topping from the South|
|Capt Cook's monument on Easby Moor|
|Woods in the November sun|
Then, across the railway line and up the hill through the lovely little Cliff Ridge wood. The trees and autumn leaves were quite wonderful.
|The walk up to Roseberry Topping|
Then it was up Roseberry Topping, with its distinctive shape. It’s not overly high and obviously the place to visit on a sunny day in November. There were loads of people there, families and groups, large and small. The wind was visiting too, sharp and cold.
|View north east from Roseberry Topping|
|James Cook Monument|
On our right the pine trees and decimation of a commercial wood. We came across a group or riders out on a hunt. There weren’t any hounds, so I am not sure what they were “hunting”. Horses and riders looking all spruce and brushed up was very lovely to see.
|Now which way?|
The last part of the walk was to follow the path in a big zig zag down the bank to Easby Wood. Not successful, because near the wood, the way through the bracken just disappeared……We'd seen little yellow way marks...... but the path just stopped? At this point, because we knew it was going to get dark soon, we opted to change our route and follow the tracks and roads back to the car. So we headed directly for Southbrook Farm and from there took the lane back to Great Ayton, arriving just as the sun disappeared.
A really lovely afternoon walk, made so much better by the beautiful blue sky and warm sunshine. Now I can finally say I’ve been to Roseberry Topping.