Be sure to pack your walking boots! Pickering and the surrounding area is brimming with so many curiosities and natural treasures that it's almost impossible not to stumble upon an adventure.

Undoubtedly, Pickering’s fabulous location makes a great base for enthusiastic explorers. In a vale surrounded by the most picturesque of Yorkshire villages, and with the Yorkshire coast, North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds on the doorstep, there’s no end of ways to survey the stunning countryside.

Travel by steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway; ride your bike along roads, tracks and trails; take the bus to any number of quaint character villages; or get your walking boots on to traverse the stunning moorland paths. The mode of transport is up to you.

Pickering is dog-friendly too – why, it’s almost illegal not to own one here – so please don’t feel you have to leave your four-legged friend behind!