Short walk round PickeringM036
- A regency town worthy of detailed exploration
- Castle ruins set high above the town
- A steam railway and a character station
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
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