Time to explore on foot

Criss-crossed with hundreds of miles of footpaths and bridleways, the Vale of Pickering and the North Yorks Moors offers unlimited options for exploring on foot.

Pickering has always been popular place for walkers, ramblers, amblers and wanderers.  Once parked up at your chosen accommodation, there is really little need to get back in your car, for in Pickering alone, there are at least six walks taking you out into the countryside in a matter of minutes.   Whether you’re looking for stunning moorland views such as the breathtaking Hole of Horcum, trekking through forest and woodland, village to village wandering or windswept coastal tracks, there are walks for all ages and abilities on the door-step.  Walk the railway line up at Rosedale, enjoy gentle and more challenging routes among the trees and hilltops of Dalby Forest or embark on a section of the more challenging 109 mile Cleveland Way. 

Dalby Lake

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a fabulous mode of transport for walkers giving access to some otherwise inaccessible places such as Newtondale.  Alight at Goathland to enjoy a linear walk along the old rail line to Grosmont taking in the waterfall at Beck Hole on the way and be sure to call in at the Birch Hall Inn; a tiny pub packed full of character.

For those keen on walking, popular routes can be found here. To read some advice on walking in the area from our friends at the North York Moors National Park click here.

There's so much to explore

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. 

A day-trip to the popular fishing town of Whitby is also a must for any explorer of the area.  Alight on the way from the North York Moors Railway at Goathland to witness the spectacular cascading waterfall of the Mallyon Spout.

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