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Pickering Castle and Newbridge is a 2.1 mile 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 running.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 259 ft Route type Loop
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Getting There

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.

Pickering is located on the junction between the A169 and the A170, about 17 miles inland from Scarborough. The walk starts and finishes outside the library on The Ropery, opposite the entrance for the short-stay car park. If you are coming by car, we suggest parking in the Vivis Lane long stay pay and display car park (just south of the A170) which will allow you to spend a few hours exploring Pickering after your walk. The car park fee is £5.80 for the whole day or half price if you use a Ryedale Parking Smartcard (correct April 2016). Approximate post code YO18 8TB. From the car park, walk back to the junction with the A170, turn right along the A170 and then take the first left into The Ropery (passing The Ropery short stay car park on your right). You will reach the library on your left. If you are coming by public transport, The Ropery bus stops are directly outside the library.

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Alison Pollard
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Absolutely fantastic directions and comments. I agree long trousers a good idea because of nettles at start. Conditions were dry for us but some parts would definitely be slippery if wet . Very enjoyable

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Ben Davies
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Great walk & absolutely spot on directions. The author has really taken their time to precisely describe everything you need to look for (& at) along the way. We did manage to go slightly wrong at the railway line as a train came & we watched it exchange tokens from a vantage point which led us slightly off track but we picked it back up after 2 mins ;-) There were a few areas that I can imagine might get slippy after rain but it was perfectly dry for us.

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Rosalind Astles
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Hiking

We skipped a bit of this walk as we had already gone up to see the castle earlier in the day. It was nice to see the NYM train go past us. We took a slight wrong turn but it was fine it just brought us back to our holiday cottage a little sooner! I think the walk could be quite slippy if it was wet as there are a few up and down sections but all we had to contend with was small very tall nettles. Nice and peaceful. There were sheep in fields next to us on the second part of the walk so pup stayed on the lead.

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Lorna James
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Hiking

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.

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

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Nicki Foster
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Alison Nicholson
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Daniel Tozer
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Daniel Watson
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