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Short walk round Pickering

  • A regency town worthy of detailed exploration
  • Castle ruins set high above the town
  • A steam railway and a character station


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Pickering is one of the largest towns in the North York Moors and there is plenty to see and do when you are there. I actually had pre decided that I wanted to see the railway (steam and the location for at least one of the Harry Potter films), the ruined castle and the woods to the north. In fact the 2 mile walk out to Newbridge crammed in a lot more with an ever changing landscape, a pretty small woodland area set under the Pickering scar and the Beck Isle Museum. The town itself retains its class from the Regency period of history with well m aintained buildings and fascinating but quirky shopping. All in all good fun.

Recommend: Keep an eye out for some of the summer events that take place in the grounds of Pickering Castle.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL27 North York Moors East Buy Map
Start Point: SE798840. There is a variety of car parks in Pickering but cross the river to the west side and head up the track by the Beck Isle Museum
Height to Climb: 39 ms (130 feet)
Terrain: Good paths throughout. However there appears to be a new house being built where the bridge at Newbridge currently exists and you may have to walk the extra 100 metres to cross at the rail crossing.
Eating & Drinking: Pickering is a tea shop type of place and there is a good choice for the tea lover but also for those wanting something more substantial
Similar Walks Nearby: Steam Trains from Pickering
Scarborough Sea Cut & Woods
Hole of Horcum
Places to Stay:


Eden House, Pickering

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