Roseberry Topping walk & bluebell wood in North Yorkshire, near Middlesbrough

Roseberry Topping - Bluebells in Newton Wood
Roseberry Topping with the stunning Bluebells of Newton Wood in front - one of the best sights in the North-East!

One of the North-East's best views - Roseberry Topping and the Bluebells:

Roseberry Topping and the surrounding North York Moors make for some great walks and fine views any time of the year, and I have done a blog post on my 3 Best Roseberry Topping walks here: www.hikingphotographer.uk/best-roseberry-topping-walks

However it is in the spring when a spectacular event happens when Newton Wood springs into life, when a carpet of Bluebells light up swathes of the land. On this blog post you can see some of my pictures from Bluebell Wood in the spring time, and of those who haven't witnessed this spectacular sight - I've shown a map of where exactly the specific place is for the bets view in the photo above and how to get there.

Location for the best view of Roseberry Topping and the Bluebells:

Map showing my location to take the best picture of roseberry topping bluebells
This map (see pink circle) shows the exact location to get the best view of Roseberry Topping and the bluebells shown at the top of the page

How to walk to the best viewpoint to see the bluebells and Roseberry Topping in the spring:

Firstly just make sure it's the right time of the year in the spring when the bluebells are generally in flower everywhere - which is usually May/early June. Bluebells pop up everywhere including in peoples gardens - so if you see them near where you live - then try and head over to Roseberry Topping at that time! 

The best car park to use is just north of Great Ayton, at the foot of Roseberry Topping Lane. Its on the map above in the middle right at the top. From the car park head up Roseberry Lane then walk into Newton Wood up the steps – then turn right through Newton Wood when you come to a bench. There are a few paths through Newton Wood – take any but just keep walking south for about 20-30mins and you will eventually come to an opening which is a small field covered in Bluebells! When the bluebells are out - the walk through Newton Wood is superb. The best views are at the most elevated part of the bluebell field – next to the fence bordering a grassy field (where the circle is on the map above). On a spring evening it's an stunning walk through bluebell wood - I just couldn't believe how many bluebells there were. Obviously the bluebells only make an appearance in the spring - mid May is traditionally the best time when they are in full flower and sometimes will last into June.

A walk through Newton Wood near Roseberry Topping:

Walking through the stunning Newton Wood

Newton Wood is literally carpeted in Bluebells

You can clearly see here how these flowers get their names with their little bell shaped blue flowers

Roseberry Topping - Bluebells in Newton Wood
For a Teeside lad - this is one of my best views anywhere and certainly one of the best views in the North-East of England: Roseberry Topping and the Bluebells of Newton Wood

Doing this walk as the sun goes down on a spring evening is just magical - if your lucky to get a great sunset too then you are in for a real treat!

So there you go. I hope this blog post inspires you to want to visit the bluebells at Newton Wood next spring or just visit the Roseberry Topping area for a walk. Thanks for reading! If you have any questions - just post a comment and I'll try and answer. 

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  1. Super pictures of the bluebells, beautiful at sunset! The Roseberry Topping photo reminds me of one of Joe Cornish`s which I had as a screen background until I accidentally washed my phone! I missed the best of the bluebells this year as they were wilting when I got time to visit I think your photos help to make up for this, thanks! :)

    1. Thanks Julie. Yeh it's a lovely area when the bluebells are out. They where quite late this year. There was actually a few photographers in the same location as me on this evening - it's a popular spot and no doubt lots of very similar photos kicking around!

  2. Hi Steve - they usually appear may until early June


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