The picturesque, quintessential villages & attractions of the Yorkshire Moors 

Pickering is famed for a number of visitor attractions including the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR), the UK’s largest preserved heritage railway stretching for 18 miles through the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. 
Dalby Forest – Just 7 miles from the campsite a stunning forest site owned by the Foresty Commission where many activities are available. Your holiday will not be complete without a visit to Dalby Forest where a cafe, cycle trails, mountain biking, walks, events throughout the year (Blondie & Lightening Seeds in June 2013!), adventure play areas, Back-in-Time Carriage Rides, bike hire & for the adventurous – Go Ape are all available. For further information on the facilities & an events diary please visit 
Alternatively leave the children at the Park & continue on to Malton (approx 5 miles) & visit the multi-award winning Modern History Museum, Eden Camp. A firm favourite with all ages, the museum is housed in an original World War 2 Prisoner of War camp & is today one of the largest & most comprehensive British Military & Social History museums covering the period from 1914. Please visit the Eden Camp website for full details & an events calendar on 
Flamingo Land Zoo, Conservation & Theme Park is just 5 miles from Westgate Carr Farm & the highest most rides can be seen from the campsite towering above open fields. In addition to the more typical attractions on offer, Flamingoland offers Animal Handling days & Trainer \ Zoo Keeper experience days. A great day out for the children & adults alike visit 
Stop at Levisham or Goathland, the celebrity station, home to the bewitching Hogsmeade Station (Harry Potter) and Aidensfield in the beloved ITV programme Heartbeat. Visit the NYMR website for more information including Special Events such as Classic Car events etc 
Pickering’s “hidden gem” Beck Isle Museum is not to be missed. Enjoy the outdoor farm courtyard & riverside picnic area together with 27 themed rooms in this highly acclaimed Social History Museum. For more information please visit 
Pickering Castle, a splendid 13th Century Castle, that has been a royal hunting lodge, holiday home & a stud farm by a succession of medieval Kings stands elegantly above the town & is a popular attraction – please visit 
Locally the surrounding area is blessed with rich agricultural land the produce from which is offered for sale in many local shops & farmers markets. You may also want to visit Pickering Station, Levisham, Goathland “Aidensfield” or the Dalby Forest Trail. 

Beautiful traditional moors villages 

There are numerous beautiful traditional moors villages within a 12 mile radius of the camp site, many of which can be reached via public transport or for the more energetic, bike or even on foot! 
Thornton-Le-Dale – One of Yorkshire’s most picturesque villages, 3 Miles 
Cropton – Visit The Micro Brewery & walk back! 5 Miles 
Lastingham – 7 Miles 
Hutton-Le-Hole – Home of the Ryedale Folk Museum, 8 Miles 
Rosedale Abbey -Simply Beautiful, Visit the Old Mines & Pubs! 12 Miles 
Helmsley – Old Traditional Shops & Castle – 12 Miles 
Scarborough – perhaps Yorkshire Most Famous Seaside Town, 18 Miles 
Whitby – Climb the 199 Steps, Beautiful Old Fishing Village, 22 Miles 
Robin Hood’s Bay – WOW, Step Back in Time, 26 Miles 
York – Walk The Walls, Visit The Minster & Numerous Museums, 35 Miles 
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