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Walking New Zealand - - Overseas Walk -

Rose­berry Top­ping in York­shire, Eng­land, has many his­tor­i­cal con­nec­tions. Bronze Age and Iron Age re­mains have been found on the slopes. Cap­tain Cook was born in 1736 on a farm in the nearby vil­lage of Great Ay­ton and ap­par­ently was a favourite des­ti­na­tion as a boy. The area was part of a game es­tate and an old hunt­ing shel­ter is still on the south­ern part of the hill. Min­ing sub­si­dence and ge­o­log­i­cal faults ap­pear to have caused a land­slip in 1914 that have re­sulted in the cur­rent shape of the sum­mit. Rose­berry Top­ping is now un­der the own­er­ship and care of the Na­tional Trust. Height: 200m and 320m above sea level Walk lenth: 3.5kms Time: About two to three hours.

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