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Places to go
April 2023
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This vibrant market town has plenty of historic streets and heritage sites to explore

Don't forget that as well as Pickering itself, you can explore the nearby Dalby Forest.
Ariel view of Doughnuts Lockton Tea Rooms


Whether you’ve just finished a walk, are halfway through a cycle or simple want to while away the afternoon catching up with friends, Lockton Tea Rooms is the perfect place to enjoy homemade cake and a cuppa. Willowgate Bistro and Fox & Hounds Country Inn both remain firm local favourites, serving high-end British dishes using fresh, local produce. Spice 4U is the place to go for consistently good Indian cuisine.

High Oaks Grange High Oaks Grange


For those looking for a self-catering option, High Oaks Grange is a holiday destination with a large farm house, luxury cottages, woodland lodges and glamping pods, or if you prefer to let the professionals do the work, 17 Burgate is an award-winning elegant Georgian townhouse offering bed and breakfast in the
centre of Pickering. The White Swan combines real Yorkshire hospitality with the best home comforts in the shape of a relaxed, luxury country inn.

Birdgate Chocolatiers Chocolate boxes Birdgate Chocolatiers


Satisfy your sweet tooth at Birdgate Chocolatiers where you’ll find an abundance of handmade chocolate all made made with locally-sourced ingredients such as Yorkshire rhubarb and heather honey. Hares and Hedgerows is a family-run art gallery, and is the result of a lifetime spent designing, making and selling high quality, hand crafted products. Here you can find jewellery, much of it individually hand made in their workshop using sterling silver and semi precious stones, as well as original art, prints and a wide selection of greetings cards.

Dalby Forest Dalby Forest

Around the corner

Located just to the East of Pickering, Dalby Forest is a beautiful area, popular with walkers, cyclists, adventure sportsmen and nature lovers alike. If you are interested in Bushcraft and Wildcraft then why not get in touch with Trailblazer Wildcraft who offer courses in Dalby with topics as diverse as fire lighting, shelter building and foraging? Or if you prefer life at a faster pace, visit Dalby’s Go Ape site, where zip wires, rope swings and treetop adventures await.

Read More: Ask a Local: Where to Eat, Sleep and Explore in Wakefield

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