White Rose Walk Northern Section Day 3
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Join Steven, Dave and the OutdoorLads for the third in a series of linear day walks exploring the North York Moors and following the White Rose Walk to the official end point at 'Teesside's Matterhorn' Roseberry Topping.
The route today mostly follows the Cleveland Way long distance path undulating over Kildale Moor, Easby Moor and Great Ayton Moor on clearly defined wide tracks before the final steep ascent up to the small but perfectly formed 320m peak.
The climb from Kildale ascends through woodland and will bring the group to an obelisk celebrating the life achievements of Captain Cook who spent his childhood in this area . It is a popular walk destination for the nearby population and offers far reaching extensive views to the north and west in particular.
Roseberry Topping lies in an area managed by the National Trust and the slopes are clothed in woodland to the northern side with patches of woodland and bracken to the other points of the compass. A severe vertical drop to the northwest exposes the underlying sandstone that was revealed in a landslide many years ago.
We will continue to end in the nearby village for a celebratory drink especially if you had managed to complete all three days in the walk series.
This walk can be done as part of a series or just as a day walk click here for day one details and notes about nearby accommodation and here for day two details.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please bring two litres of water or fruit squash and a good sized packed lunch