Captain Cook’s Monument

Another great place to stroll on an evening and take in the views is by Captain Cook’s Monument. I have been three times now so thought I’d share its beauty. The monument stands 324 metres above sea level, 18m high, over looking Great Ayton and is easily accessible from Guisborough forest (Read about HERE) and Roseberry Topping (Read about HERE).

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Guisborough Forest

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)

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Roseberry Topping

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.

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