Pickering is approx. 5 miles from our Log Cabin Lodges in Dalby Forest. There is a leisure centre with a swimming pool,
North York Moors Steam Railway, Pickering Castle,
Beck Isle Museum,
fishing and a wide variety of shops.
The backdrop to our lodge accommodation is of course the North York Moors
Pickering also has many pubs, restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes.
The picturesque village of Thornton le Dale is known as the
gateway to the North York Moors, and is approx. 3 miles away. Thornton Show is an annual event, held in August, reckoned to be the best village agricultural show in the area. There are many attractive walks around Thornton, including a walk to the ancient church of St. Hilda at Ellerburn. Again, places to eat and drink abound.
The ancient city of York is some 35 miles away. This city alone can provide many hours of interest and activity.
Whitby, adopted home of Dracula, is 19 miles from your
accommodation in Dalby Forest across the North York Moors. It is well worth taking time to wander the old streets soaking up the atmosphere. From here there are miles of "Dinosaur Coast" to explore
along the east edge of the North York Moors. You may find fossils from millions of years ago, or pieces of jet that was so popular in Victorian jewellery
and bring them back to your lodge accommodation. Scarborough was the first seaside resort in the country, way back in the seventeenth century. Still a bustling coastal town with all the amenities expected at the seaside, Scarborough, too, is
definitely worth a visit.
Other places of interest
North York Moors National Park
The Howardian Hills
The Vale of Pickering
The Vale of York
The Yorkshire Wolds
Eden Camp…a modern history museum
Castle Howard…a Baroque masterpiece and film location of Brideshead Revisited
Rievaulx Abbey…an impressive Cistercian ruin
Ryedale Folk Museum…restored and relocated buildings from Ryedale's past
Wharram Percy…a deserted Medieval village in the Wolds
Helmsley Castle and Visitor Centre…showing the story of the town
All in all Dalby Forest Lodges are the ideal place to stay for accessibility to an area rich in history, places of interest and outstanding natural beauty. Come and see for yourself!