From the James Cook Sculpture on High Green walk along the High Street with the shops on your left, past Park Square and follow the road round to the left as it becomes Newton Road
About 100 yards past the bend in the road cross over to a gate in the high stone wall and continue for 50 yards through the dark coppice through to the Hall Fields. Continue on this track over the railway lines as it slowly rises up into Cliff Ridge Wood
As you approach the wood be sure to keep it on your right. There is a track that skirts around the bottom of the slope.
Near to the quarry (where local cyclists can often be found practising stunts) a number of paths all join together and the track becomes a road. As the road rounds a bend and is about to descend to a stone bridge over the railway line, take a sharp right (almost a U-turn) to go back up into Newton Wood.
The track through Newton Wood gently rises and falls before eventually emerging with a gate at the top of the wood. Pass through the gate and continue on the well defined path round the right-hand side of Roseberry Topping and up to the summit.
From the top you will be able to see:
Descend from the summit by the same route, but instead of heading back to the top of Newton Wood take the path along the grassy slopes, leaving the shooting box on your right.
When you reach a barn, follow the farm track down to the left into Aireyholme Farm. Pass through the farmyard and on to the lane which dips and then rises again.
At the top of the rise, look for a footpath high up on the banks of the road. This will take you across a field and back into Cliff Ridge wood where you can retrace your steps down through the Hall fields and into the centre of Great Ayton.