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.
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.