Roseberry Topping Winter Sunset Over The Cleveland Hills
A winters afternoon in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The Sun sets over Roseberry Topping one of North East of England’s most famous landmarks. Teesside’s Mini Matterhorn gained its distinctive shape due to a landslip at the start of the 1900s and is part of the North Yorkshire Moors known as the Cleveland Hills.
Roseberry Topping comprises of Sandstone laid down between 165-208 million years ago in the Jurassic Period which has weathered over the years but has had the peak protected by the harder Gritstone. Roseberry Topping like a lot of the other hills in Cleveland contains layers of Iron Stone and Alum and its was more likely the mining activity’s to win these minerals from the ground that lead to the landslip.
Today Roseberry Topping is Part of The National Parks and is protected by The National Trust, The Hill is a much loved local landmark and the pride of Cleveland. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty the Cleveland Way National Trail passes by and is a breath taking part of the long distance walk and a popular destination for mountain bikers and photographers.