Pickering Castle and Newbridge is a 3.4 kilometer loop trail located near Pickering, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 3.4 km Elevation Gain: 79 m Route Type: Loop


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A circular walk from the market town of Pickering in Ryedale. The route heads north through quiet lanes and pastures to the railway crossing at Newbridge before climbing into woodland to visit Pickering Castle on the return leg. This walk is published through a collaboration with Ryedale District Council. For more visitor information on the area including events and accommodation, go to www.VisitRyedale.co.uk The walk has a few climbs and descents throughout. You will need to negotiate one stile, several kissing gates, a footbridge and two flights of steps. The stile has wooden fencing surrounds suitable for medium-large dogs to pass through. The paths through woodland and pastures can get muddy. One field is used to graze cattle at times so take particular care with dogs. You will need to cross the railway at an unsignalled crossing point so take great care to look and listen for trains before you proceed at this point. You will have good views of Pickering Castle from the public paths, but should you wish to enter the grounds, these are managed by English Heritage and entrance fees apply. Allow 1.5 hours. There are public toilets in The Ropery car park (at the start of the walk). If you are looking for refreshments, you will find Lowther Place Tea Gardens in Newbridge (just after waypoint 3) and there are plenty of pubs and cafes centred around the Market Place in Pickering at the end of the walk. OS Map: Explorer OL27 North York Moors Eastern Area. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.

14 days ago

Paths a little overgrown so long trousers helpful. A little slippy after rain but walking boots helped. Clear easy instructions and some good places for the dog to go off his lead.

Monday, January 01, 2018

The slippery downhill stretch mentioned at point two really is treacherous when muddy and extreme care should be taken.

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