22 August 2017

Captain Cook's Monument

Captain Cook’s Monument can be found on Easby Moor in the North York Moors National Park. The monument was built in 1827 in memory of Captain James Cook, who at one time lived in Great Ayton, not far from here. It stands at 341 feet tall and the landmark can be seen for miles around.

The easiest way to reach the monument is to park at Gribdale carpark just outside of Great Ayton and follow the footpath through the forest to the top. Although steep, the path is pretty much straight to the top so you can’t really go wrong. 

After reaching the monument you are treated to views of the surrounding countryside, with Roseberry Topping being the most notable landmark.

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