Pickering Walks and Walking Guide
North York Moors, North Yorkshire
Find circular walks near Pickering which 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, and all routes have mapping and GPX 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
|Dundale Pond from Levisham
|Slingsby & South Holme
|Spaunton Moor from Chimney Bank
|Broxa & Broxa Forest
|Hole of Horcum from Levisham Station
|Rievaulx Moor from Cowhouse Bank
|Beck Dale & Rievaulx from Helmsley
|The Rudland Ridge from Ousegill Bridge
|Hole of Horcum and Saltergate Brow from Lockton
|Newton House Plantation & Stony Leas
|The Esk Valley & Egton High Moor
|Rollgate Bank & Aumery Park from Fadmoor
|Rosedale Valley circular from Little Blakey
|Kirkham Priory & Pretty Wood from Low Hutton
|Goathland & Howl Moors
|Wheeldale Moor circular
|Castle Howard & Coneysthorpe from Bulmer
|Saltergate, Fylingdales & Allerston High Moor
|Oswaldkirk, Nunnington & Harome circular
|Glaisdale Moor circular
|Lastingham & Rosedale from Hutton-le-Hole
|Farndale Circular from Little Blakey
|Cawthorne Roman Camp Circular
|Egton Bridge & Grosmont from Goathland
The walks listed above are the nearest 25 from Pickering when measured in a straight line.
Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales
Guidebook to 40 of the best trail and fell runs in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ranging from 5 to 24 miles, the graded runs start from bases such as Ribblehead, Dent, Sedbergh, Malham and Grassington and take in the region's diverse delights, from castles and waterfalls to iconic mountains such as Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen Y Ghent.
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Walking in North York Moors
Walking in the North York Moors National Park combines dramatic coastal scenery and wild upland moorland with beautiful rural scenery and interesting villages. In addition to these basic ingredients, there are many points of interest from industrial heritage to ruined abbeys and a steam railway. With a well developed network of footpaths and bridle ways this National Park provides a wonderful range of walks. More Information
Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details.