and surrounding regional area of North Yorkshire
Interesting places to visit and stay and near good walking areas in the North York Moors National Park
2b. Pickering Castle
As well as the wild moorland walking country of the North York Moors, the District of Ryedale and the Yorkshire Wolds to the south-east of Pickering, there lots of lovely towns and villages to visit in these areas, many having particular attractions for tourists-visitors. There is no shortage of accommodation from bed and breakfast, holiday cottages, hostels and hotels etc. Three such interesting villages are described by a few token photographs which I hope will encourage and enthuse you to visit them. I feel lucky to live in this are of outstanding natural beauty and can go out walking/motoring with a digital camera to happily explore and record in images-pictures what I see, but all is best scene 'live'.
Top left picture: The visitor entrance to Pickering Castle.
Top right picture: Spire of St Peter & St Paul Church Pickering.
docspics photos images pictures © Phil Brown
* Recommended books *
The excellent walking guides "Walks on the North York Moors" Books 1 & 2 by Jack Keighley
"Walks on the North York Moors - Walking Country - Western" by Paul Hannon
"Walks on the North York Moors - Walking Country - Southern" by Paul Hannon
"Walks on the North York Moors - Book Three - Eskdale and the Coast" by Paul Hannon
"On foot in the North York Moors" 35 classic walks by Alan Hall
The Dalesman mini-book "Walking on the North York Moors" compiled by the Ramblers Association (North Yorkshire & South Durham Area, some good ideas but poor on maps)
"Ten Scenic Walks around Rosedale, Farndale and Hutton-le-Hole" by J. Brian Beadle.
The Dalesman mini-book "Exploring the North York Moors" by Malcolm Boyes is a useful location summary guide.
"The Yorkshire Moors and Dales" by Rob Talbot and Robin Whiteman
"Yorkshire Landscapes" by Rob Talbot and Robin Whiteman
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL 26 North York Moors - Western Area (1:25000, 6 cm/2.5 inches per mile, 4 cm per km)
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL 27 North York Moors - Eastern Area (1:25000, 6 cm/2.5 inches per mile, 4 cm per km)
Ordnance Survey Map Touring Map 2 North York Moors (1:50000/63360, 2.5 cm/1 inch per mile, good for plotting motoring route and finding places)
The Buildings of England, YORKSHIRE - THE NORTH RIDING - Nikolaus Pevsner
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Pickering Town in Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, England: Caffė Stop (cafe top left-left) Cappuccino Bar and Restaurant, in the lovely and interesting town of Pickering, North Yorkshire, England, serves a good cup of coffee and an even better sofa to slump in even if you should be walking on the nearby North York Moors!
The Inn is a nice pub in Market
The Rose pub on Bridge Street (below) puts on live music in the 60's weekend.