Building In Newton under Roseberry, North Yorkshire
An 18th century shooting box built for Captain Wilson on the slopes of Roseberry Topping.
The shooting box was built in the late 18th Century for Captain Wilson, friend of Captain Cook. It was built to shelter members of the local gentry who visited this spot for picnics and shooting.
You don't need to climb Roseberry Topping if your legs don't fancy it. Simply circumvent it and head direct to the shooting box if you prefer.
If you are up for it then there is a clear and obvious route to the summit of Roseberry Topping and you can see the shooting box from the top s well as spectacular views of the surrounding area. The route is steep and rocky, and the summit is 320m high. Walking books are recommended for the climb.
There is a clear path back down to the car park via the shooting box and through a small woodland. The car park gets very busy, particularly in summer, so it's good to get there early in the day.
The site is managed by the National Trust and there are plenty of walks in the area.
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From the car park follow the route to the summit of Roseberry Topping and the shooting box is visible to the south.
Place contributed by Sandra Clemens
I love the great outdoors and have been a National Trust & English Heritage member for years. I also love going off the beaten track and finding places like Sharp's Folly or Rothley Castle which are hidden gems in Northumberland. My favourite recent hike was climbing Red Screes in the Lake District on a whim, not fully grasping how high 776m was. It was still an achievement to conquer a Wainwright walk and I hope to do more one day.
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