Clues To Go   -    Yorkshire's Vale of Pickering Backroads

Starting on foot with a few questions to answer at Pickering Steam Railway Station, this driving route then proceeds down narrow country lanes passing through several villages & hamlets before reaching the picturesque village of Thornton Le Dale.

Pickering is an ancient Market Town and on a sunny day worth an extra hour spent wondering around. A half day can be spent travelling on the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway or maybe a visit to the Beck Isle Museum.

Close by, there is also Flamingo Land (near Kirby Misperton) which includes both a large zoo & a family amusement park with many thrill rides.

 There are many places along this route where you can obtain refreshment.  At the end of the route, Thornton Le Dale is a popular place for day visitors and consequently there are a couple of pubs & several very good cafes, an ice cream parlour and also picnicing facilities in the village car park. It is only a couple of miles to drive from Thornton Dale back to Pickering, where there are many other facilities. Meanwhile, if you wish to stop off along the route, there are pubs in Normanby & Great Barugh.

Much of this route is down narrow country lanes. Take extra care and be prepared for horses, tractors, cyclists or walkers around the next bend.

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