I know it sounds like a delicious dessert, but Roseberry topping is actually a hill in North Yorkshire that our walking group had decided to conquer last weekend.
We all met in the most picturesque village of Great Ayton (where I instantly decided that I could happily live - the bakery had a lot to do with my decision!!). Captain James Cook had grown up in this gorgeous little village at the foot of the Cleveland Hills.
Our walk was meant to be 10.5 miles but actually worked out at 11.1 miles - I think this is the longest walk that I have done. We started out in glorious sunshine - I had my shorts on for the first time this year.
We ascended the hill through beautiful woodlands.
I thought it would take a lot longer than it actually took to climb the hill, and I thought it would be a tougher climb....
.. of course I had to stop a fair few times to admire the view!!
Once at the summit I felt thrilled and thought that was the hard work done. Wrong!!
We did spend a while admiring the view - no one noticed till we turned around that we could see the sea!
Then it was onwards.
Unfortunately, the rain decided to fall so I had to put my camera away - and boy did it rain! But after almost 5 hours of walking, we reached Captain Cooks Monument and we knew it was all down hill from there.
Our walk had taken us above 6 hours in total - the rainy bit made it tough going at one bit, but I have to say I really enjoyed the day. Hubby and I had booked ourselves a treat for afterwards so I'll show you where we went later.