Staycation inspiration

For Adventurers...

The outdoors really is great in North Yorkshire, with a huge choice of activities within easy reach of Pickering.

You could be climbing among the trees, walking the wild moorland or enjoying a fun-packed day at the beach. Here’s our run-down of the most popular outdoor adventures.

The Pickering area offers all kinds of fun for the outdoor adventurer and the adrenaline junkie alike. There’s a vast array of options, whether you like to zoom downhill on two wheels, look at the world below as you climb among the trees or get wet and wild with water sport fun.

Dalby Forest is home to mountain bike trails of all grades so it’s perfect for everything from exploring as a family to highly technical riding. There are also high ropes courses for adults and kids, as well as Segway forest tours, paintballing, archery and orienteering. 

dalby forest female cyclist

The whole region surrounding Pickering is criss-crossed with hundreds of miles of footpaths and bridleways so it’s a brilliant place to explore on foot, by bike and on horseback. There are great options if you’re into water sports, with inflatable fun, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, wakeboarding, open water swimming and more. And, of course, with the beautiful Yorkshire coast a short drive away, there’s some of the best surfing around at Cayton Bay and Sandsend.

There’s never a dull moment when you holiday in Pickering.

Get Out and About

Pickering is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, dense woodland and open moorland. But what can be better than delicious local food or tasty ales after a refreshing walk?

Over in the Howardian Hills, Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Abbey and the temples at Rievaulx Terrace are all fabulously-idyllic places to walk, spend time and take in the scenery.