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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

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3337Dundale Pond from Levisham easy4.80
1311Slingsby and South Holmeeasy/mod8.00
1921Spaunton Moor from Chimney Bank easy/mod8.10
1395Broxa & Broxa Foresteasy/mod8.25
1397Hole of Horcum from Levisham Stationeasy/mod8.50
1920Rievaulx Moor from Cowhouse Bank moderate9.50
1525Beck Dale & Rievaulx from Helmsleymoderate9.75
1542The Rudland Ridge moderate10.10
2325Troutsdale Circular moderate10.10
1396Hole of Horcum and Saltergate Brow from Locktonmoderate10.25
1758Newton House Plantation & Stony Leasmoderate10.30
1675The Esk Valley & Egton High Moor moderate10.50
3398Rollgate Bank & Aumery Park from Fadmoormoderate11.00
3126Kirkham Priory & Pretty Wood from Low Huttonmoderate11.00
1674Rosedale Valley circular from Little Blakey moderate11.00
1922Goathland & Howl Moors moderate11.20
1930Wheeldale Moor circular moderate11.30
3121Castle Howard & Coneysthorpe from Bulmermoderate11.40
1602Saltergate, Fylingdales & Allerston High Moormoderate11.50
1704Nunnington & Harome from Oswaldkirk moderate11.50
2077Glaisdale Moor circular moderate11.90
1527Farndale Circular from Little Blakeymoderate12.00
2029Lastingham & Rosedale from Hutton-le-Holemoderate12.00
2665Cawthorne Roman Camp Circular moderate12.20
2563Egton Bridge & Grosmont from Goathlandmoderate12.50

The walks listed above are the nearest 25 from Pickering when measured in a straight line.

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