17:30 rolled around, the sun still shining bright, and I’d not done much apart from lounge around in my pj’s. I needed to get out.
Following our walk up Roseberry Topping the previous day (see blog post here) I fancied another walk, just with less chance of injury. My goal at the moment is to explore all the places local that often I’d of just ignored.
(For the 6 months I have resided in Ingleby Barwick I’ve gone as far as Cineworld, Uni and Dominos- oops, my bad)
I saw a Instagram post which asked “Do you even live in Stockton If you haven’t been to Roseberry Topping?” So I went.
Roseberry Topping is described by the national trust as a ‘distinctive and iconic landmark.’ This is due to its shape as a result of geological fault and a mining collapse in 1912. It is just 1,049 feet (320m) high, but don’t let this deceive you. Believe me. I’ve walked/climbed a few things in my life so far, one being Mount. Helvellyn in the Lake District (age 10) and in my opinion Roseberry Topping is still a challenge. I don’t know how many routes up there are but the one we naturally took following from the car park hits quite fast.