Moving Still



Between 22nd and 25th October 2009, Roseberry Topping, one of the North's best known landmarks was illuminated as part of the "Odin's Glow" event.

Many local place names have Viking origins including Roseberry Topping, which is one of only a handful of known pagan names in England. "Roseberry" came from Old Norse 'Odin's bjarg' (Odin's rock or crag). The name changed successively to Othensberg, Ohenseberg, Ounsberry and Ouesberry before finally settling on Roseberry. "Topping" is an adaptation of 'toppen', an Old Norse word for a hill.