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National Trust Trail - Roseberry Topping

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Hidden : 1/6/2011
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This National Trust multicache will take you on a fact finding mission around Roseberry Topping – Cleveland’s most famous natural landmark.

This distinctive shaped hill has a long history of providing inspiration to those who visit it. When the Vikings invaded and came to the area they believed that the hill was sacred and dedicated it to their god Odin. The modern name of Roseberry is in fact a corruption of the Norse name Odin’s Berg.

As a boy, the famous explorer Captain James Cook lived with his family at Airey Holme Farm, which can be seen to the south of the summit. When he had time off from working as a farm hand, the young James is said to have got his first taste of exploration and adventure by climbing to the top of Roseberry.

There are many other fascinating facts and stories associated with Roseberry Topping many of which you’ll discover in completing this multicache. The final cache contains ‘The Terrible Tale of Prince Oswy’ – the hill’s most horrifying legend. Be sure to read it before you sign the log.

This cache along with National Trust Trail – Newton Wood and National Trust Trail – Cliff Ridge Wood & Quarry contain the coordinates for the bonus cache National Trust Trail – Newton Moor. The numbers are marked on both the box and the front of the log book.

The National Trust is a charity that protects special places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, for ever, for everyone

Car parking is available in Newton Under Roseberry at N 54°30.450' W 001°07.250'

Question One: N 54°30.174' W 001°06.601'
Despite what is says on the plate there is considerable disagreement about when and by whom this folly was built. It’s also more likely that it was intended to be a summer house where Victorian visitors could rest before continuing the climb to the summit, than a shooting box. At least we can be certain of the year in which it was restored. When was this?
Answer = 19AB

Question Two: N 54°30.325' W 001°06.438'
Triangulations pillars were erected by the Ordnance Survey from 1935 on prominent hills across Great Britain. On a clear day it was possible to see at least two other triangulation pillars at every point. By carefully measuring the angles between each pillar the Ordnance Survey were able to accurately map the whole of the country. Every triangulation pillar has a unique reference number. What is the number of this pillar?
Answer = S4CDE

Question Three: N 54°30.349' W 001°06.281'
The Cleveland Way is a long distance footpath that runs from Helmsley to Filey and visits Roseberry Topping. How far would you have to walk from here to reach Filey?
Answer = FG

Goal: N 54 30.(B)(E)(F-G) W 001 06.(B)(A+D)(C-G)

The area is extremely popular with visitors so stealth will be required at all times.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va Ebfroreel Jryy - vg'f qevre guna vg hfrq gb or ohg vg'f fgvyy qnzc!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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