Pickering and Pickering Woods

MODERATE 3 reviews

Pickering and Pickering Woods is a 9.2 kilometer loop trail located near Pickering, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

9.2 km
172 m


nature trips


bird watching

partially paved



A circular walk from the market town of Pickering in the North York Moors. The route heads north out of the town following Pickering Beck and on through the paths of Pickering Woods. The walk then crosses the beck and the railway before returning along a quiet country lane to explore the town itself. The route is relatively flat with just a couple of small gradients. The woodland and field footpaths are very uneven and can get very muddy after wet weather. There is one stile (with a gap in the fence alongside for dogs) plus several gates. One of the fields you pass through is likely to be holding sheep. At one point you will need to cross the railway line at an un-signalled crossing so take particular care with children and dogs here. There are public toilets in the short stay car park which you pass near the start of the walk. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours.

4 months ago

Hi, did this walk this morning, what a lovely walk, instructions spot on again, just a couple of gentile gradiants woodlands very nice but without gps tracker would be very easy to miss narrow path on left to small bridge regards Bailes

9 months ago

As others have said, the small wooden bridge near the far point of the walk is very easy to miss. You need to turn down a narrow overgrown path and ignore the larger path carrying straight on. A tip for the way back: rather than double back along the road into Pickering, you can walk through the woods to its east for a good section.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A lovely walk, I would recommend using the GPS feature when looking for the small wooden bridge as it is very easy to miss. Other than this the instructions were very easy to follow.

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