Pickering Walks and Walking Guide
North York Moors, North Yorkshire
Pickering lies just outside the North York Moors National Park boundary. Despite this, it is an ideal centre for those who wish to explore the moors of this wonderful National Park. The town has good local amenities including cafés, bars and restaurants. Accommodation in the area is varied including campsites and caravan parks. Public transport does provide links to some of the walks in this beautiful area. In addition the North York Moors Railway with its steam hauled trains in season also provides a useful transport link into the moors.
All walks are free to download and print all have GPS files. Highlights of this area include Rievaulx Abbey, Rosedale and the moors around Goathland (accessible by steam train). Further south and outside the National Park the Howardian Hills AONB is also a good area for walking.
★ = GPS file available
|3337★||Dundale Pond from Levisham||easy||4.80|
|1311★||Slingsby and South Holme||easy/mod||8.00|
|1921★||Spaunton Moor from Chimney Bank||easy/mod||8.10|
|1395★||Broxa & Broxa Forest||easy/mod||8.25|
|1397★||Hole of Horcum from Levisham Station||easy/mod||8.50|
|1920★||Rievaulx Moor from Cowhouse Bank||moderate||9.50|
|1525★||Beck Dale & Rievaulx from Helmsley||moderate||9.75|
|1542★||The Rudland Ridge||moderate||10.10|
|1396★||Hole of Horcum and Saltergate Brow from Lockton||moderate||10.25|
|1758★||Newton House Plantation & Stony Leas||moderate||10.30|
|1675★||The Esk Valley & Egton High Moor||moderate||10.50|
|3398★||Rollgate Bank & Aumery Park from Fadmoor||moderate||11.00|
|3126★||Kirkham Priory & Pretty Wood from Low Hutton||moderate||11.00|
|1674★||Rosedale Valley circular from Little Blakey||moderate||11.00|
|1922★||Goathland & Howl Moors||moderate||11.20|
|1930★||Wheeldale Moor circular||moderate||11.30|
|3121★||Castle Howard & Coneysthorpe from Bulmer||moderate||11.40|
|1602★||Saltergate, Fylingdales & Allerston High Moor||moderate||11.50|
|1704★||Nunnington & Harome from Oswaldkirk||moderate||11.50|
|2077★||Glaisdale Moor circular||moderate||11.90|
|1527★||Farndale Circular from Little Blakey||moderate||12.00|
|2029★||Lastingham & Rosedale from Hutton-le-Hole||moderate||12.00|
|2665★||Cawthorne Roman Camp Circular||moderate||12.20|
|2563★||Egton Bridge & Grosmont from Goathland||moderate||12.50|
The walks listed above are the nearest 25 from Pickering when measured in a straight line.
The North York Moors
This guidebook describes 50 circular day walking routes in the North York Moors. The moors offer no great height but cover seven regions; the Tabular Hills, Hambleton Hills, Cleveland Hills, Northern Moors, High Moors, Eastern Moors and Cleveland Coast. There is also a four-day route following the classic Lyke Wake Walk.