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Pictures of Roseberry topping

a National Trust Attraction in the town of Newton under Roseberry, in the county of North Yorkshire

About Roseberry topping

This lofty hillside is known as the Roseberry Topping, but affectionately called the "matterhorn" by locals, it lies on the famous Cleveland Way as it crosses the North Yorkshire National Park.

In Viking days this dramatic landmark was regarded as a sacred hill, and has always been thought of as the home of the war-god Odin. A fact which appears to be neither proven nor disproved.

The scars of centuries cover the slopes of the Roseberry Topping, these are the mutilations of man as he mindlessly purloined the landscape for iron, jet, coal, alum and sandstone. Not-with-standing, there remains a stark and magnificent beauty about the Roseberry Topping as it gazes out with startling effect over the undulating countryside of the northern border of the National Park.

For the stout hearted who reach the 1,051 summit there are splendid views, these take in the North East Coastline, Captain Cook's Monument and the spectacular valley of the River Tees.

The landscape below the hill is dotted with pleasant Yorkshire villages spread amongst a patchwork of fields. Here visitors will find places of interest, typical village pubs, and friendly accommodation.

There is a wild magic about this area with many of the "out of the way" places being best explored on foot.

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