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Roseberry Topping

Roseberry Topping may not be the biggest hill you’ll ever see, at just 1049 feet but it is most certainly one of the most distinctive and to me this is the natural monument to the North,its shape forming a half cone with a jagged edge has made the hill the most beloved landmark in the Tees Valley area.

Captain James Cook is the Teesside area’s most celebrated son, the famous explorer and navigator is best known for being the first European to make contact with Australia was born in 1728 in the village of Marton.There is a Captain Cook Birthplace Museum at Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough offering an insight into his earlier life whereas on Easby Moor visible from the South from Roseberry Topping there is a 16m obelisk a monument erected in his honour.

I have always been in awe of nature and the landscape and so to have the opportunity to work with the National Trust at Roseberry Topping is an absolute honour highlighting not only its cultural and historic status within Yorkshire but bringing Natures beauty into focus for all to see

It is with mutual respect that the National Trust has become a partner in “Framing the landscape” for we share the same passion and protection for a landscape that is our children’s heritage.

The University of Huddersfield has been influential in the creation of the freestanding easels assisting with the design of the frame, prototype and construction of the full scale frames; their assistance in this has been invaluable.