This large quarry on the slopes of Roseberry Topping is the nearest we have to a volcano in the Tees Valley.
The Cliff Rigg Geotrail guides you around this quarry giving you a glimpse into its past from its volcanic beginnings to its busy industrial extraction.
The geology in this walk is a little bit more complex and the walk goes near some steep drops, not for the faint-hearted. The walk starts in Great Ayton and is 3 miles (5 km) and will take about 3 hours.
Cliff Rigg from a higher perspective.
If you want to know a bit more about the Cliff Rigg Geotrail then these pages will give you lots of background information and useful links.
On each Geotrail you will see a little symbol ? which lets you know that there is more information about that subject here.
The Audio files
If you want to use an mp3 player instead of the trail guide and still have a guided walk then these are the trails for you. The routes are the same as the Geotrails but it is more like having your own guide and much less formal and more descriptive.
If you would like more information about the route of the Cliff Rigg Geotrail then this map highlights steps, slopes, stiles and cliffs along with any hazards on the way.
Cliff Rigg from a lower perspective.