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Roseberry Topping

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A distinctive hill / crag (height 1049 ft or 320 m) of the North York Moors uplands. Its summit has a distinctive jagged cliff, which has led to many comparisons with the much higher Matterhorn in Switzerland.

The hill is an outlier of the North York Moors uplands. Its distinctive conical shape is the result of the hill's hard sandstone cap protecting the underlying shales and clays from erosion by the effects of ice, wind and rain.

In 1914 the summit collapsed due to ironstone mining, leaving the distinctive shape, from which there are magnificent views of about 50 miles, on a clear day.

This really is a very steep hill and good strong walking shoes or boots are needed.

More on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseberry_Topping

 

 

 

 

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