This Iconic Landmark Is Known As Yorkshire’s Own Matterhorn

We are all looking for beautiful walks and adventures to go on now that we are finally allowed to leave the living room. It’ll be the one moment in time where I, for one, can officially say I am bored of television – something I never thought I’d say. And, if you’re looking for adventure, Yorkshire has everything you’re looking for and more.

From beautiful coastlines to idyllic sleep villages with traditional pubs where you can go for a cheeky pint – having worked up the appetite for one.

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One such adventure is the amazing Roseberry Topping in the North York Moors, which is found between Great Ayton and Newton Under Roseberry. Although it isn’t the highest hill to climb in the National Park, it is definitely the most unique.

Sitting at 1,049 feet, the defining feature of Roseberry Topping has to be its summits distinctive half-cone shape with a jagged cliff, which led many to compare it to the iconic Matterhorn in the Swiss-Italian Alps. The cone shape is a result of the hill’s hard sandstone cap protecting the shales and clay from erosion by the effects of weathering.

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The impressive hill is said to have given Captain Cook his taste for travel when he explored its slopes as a young child. If it is good enough for one of the world’s most successful explorers, it’s good enough for us.

If you think you’d like to visit this unique Yorkshire natural wonder, it’s a great family walk as you can park up at the public car park and wander over to the wonder, which is around 2 miles if you do the National Trust walk. There are some steep parts, so be ready to get a sweat on, but the views from the top are totally worth it.

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This is the perfect time of year to visit the hill, as the bluebells are out in full force, which makes for some beautiful photograph and Instagram moments that you wouldn’t want to miss. Why not take a picnic and make a day of it? There are lots more beautiful Yorkshire picnic spots to visit this spring.

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