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 www.forestryengland.uk
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 www.edencamp.co.uk
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 www.flamingoland.co.uk
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 www.nymr.co.uk 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 www.beckislemuseum.org.uk
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 www.english-heritage.org.uk
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