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Name:Great Ayton Moor
Hill number:16867
Height:318m / 1043ft
Parent (Ma):2832  Gisborough Moor
RHB Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU), Redcar and Cleveland (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Whitby), Catchment Boundaries, Tees
Watershed:Tees Bay
Class:Tump (300-399m)
(Tu,3)
Grid ref:NZ 59791 12449
Summit feature:large upright stone
Drop:79m
Col:239m  NZ583126  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 93
(1:25k) OL26N
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Evening ascent from Newton of Roseberry Topping (320m), Great Ayton Moor (318m), and Easby Moor (324m). Drizzle, low cloud, much ground water, some paths like streams. Distance ~ 12Km, ascent ~420m.VirtualMountain13/06/2019
Running loop: Great Ayton Moor - Roseberry Topping - Cook's MonumentPreCambrianLife10/03/2019
From marked roadside car park to SSW - freecarole engel26/12/2018
From Guisborough, through Guisborough Woods and back through Hutton Lowcross Woods and past Hutton Village. Enjoyable climb and some impressive views of Guisborough and Middlesbrough lit up. Conditions - Dull/dark, windy, wet, hail at summit.muzza218/12/2018
First there were many paths and then there were none. Thankfully the moor was bone dry.Campbell Singer08/08/2018
From temporary orienteering competition CP at NZ603135.summitsup29/04/2018
Last of day. Its been cold and wet. But the snow has made for much fun.Dusty29/11/2017
Cleveland Way from Kildale and Roseberry Topping, diversion off scrambling through heather and indistinct footpathspaulcook280908/10/2017
A round of the four local summits, from Great Ayton stationbardolph08/07/2017
From Roseberry Topping. Last bit on indistinct path via pile of stones to single Stone at HP. County/UA completion.PeterD07/04/2017
Circular walk from south to great Ayton moor and then on west to Roseberry topping and south to other tump and back across east to carvegibagger05/04/2017
stone pillar at summitcjo12/03/2017
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave22/01/2017
A trudge through the heather and sphagnum from the Capt Cook's Monument car park to the stone pillar at the summit. The bridleway marked on the map is, to be kind, indistinct.mrs_ts727/11/2016
From Rosebery Topping CP, after scaling RT for the 2nd timeCrib Goch13/11/2016
Bagged as part of a walk around Roseberry Topping.hillexplorer02/11/2016
from Great Ayton, with Easby Moor, Cliff Rigg and Roseberry (for the 4th time, well why not? it's there)joseph mitchell18/09/2016
Unhelpful paths didn't really go where we wanted them to get to /from the summit crossing the twiggy scratchy burnt heather in shorts as the sun dipped behind Roseberry Topping. Then onto Captain Cook's monument and a run down back to Great Ayton with Darren.Chris Pearson27/07/2016
From road end to SEGordonAdshead03/07/2016
with Jarvis the dogCawth27/06/2015
Car park at Great Ayton Station, Cliff Rigg, Roseberry Topping, Great Ayton Moor, Gisborough Moor, Easby Moor. Walk with lots of variety and good paths nearly (see note under Gisborough Moor and Easby Moor) all the way.ijpowell04/06/2015
Ample parking at the end of the Percy Cross road. Walk though the gate as far as the Starfish building and look for a path on your left. Although vague, it leads directly to the summit.moorsman03/04/2015
Walked up from car park at Cockshaw Hill. Path across Great Ayton Moor on OS map doesn't seem to exist on the ground but a pleasant tramp across the Open Access moorland.philos01/04/2015
From Easby Moor, straightforward navigation.JohnStoneham29/03/2015
Ran from car park to south and up Guisborough Moor as well.stever01/09/2014
Large carpark to S where everyone parks for Captain Cook's Monument. Followed Cleveland Way N then across heathery moor, no real path.Aye Jimmy01/06/2014
From Kildale via Easby Moor.Must have missed paths to summit shown on O.S.map.With Bridget and Oscar.catman08/12/2013
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge08/12/2013
With Catman.oscarrosie08/12/2013
From NNE, Hutton Village, good network of MTB and other tracks, very well depicted on OpenStreetMap. Heather deep near summit.RHW09/11/2013
With Jo, from Gribdale car park: Roseberry Topping returning over Great Ayton Moor. Weather sunny with good visibility. Also visited Captain Cook's Monument on Easby Moor.amblerbob04/09/2013
With: hb sb; Approached from carpark above Gribdale Terrace and over Great Ayton Moor. Quite busy but good views. Returned by same route.Ian Baines29/10/2011
From large car park by minor road at NZ 59231 11002. Great Ayton Moor - Roseberry Topping - Cliff Rigg - Easby Moor.David Gradwell28/10/2010
With Tony, Sophie and Nic. Roseberry Topping-Cleveland Way to Easby Moor and Capt Cook's Monument-Great Ayton Moor-Brant Gate.zoob14/08/2009
Locuming nearby with time to explore the local hills.Dugswell221/09/2000
Can't remember when, but I've been here!AGWilliamson01/01/2000
On TWSRT MRT exercise, day of Rugby WC semi-final that england were stuffed by Lomu! Great ride in Sea King to drop on Easby Moor, and meet at monument before search out to Gt Ayton Moornordicstar18/06/1995
2 of 2: From Gisborough Moor.ChrisR22/09/1991
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