Weaving gently through a ‘secret’ river valley ,surrounded by lush farmland and sleepy villages, along country lanes and resurfaced bridleways with barely a hill in the way, it’s much more than an idyllic rural ride.
This is a lovely ride to connect the two Market Towns and to access the North York Moors National Park from the train connection at Malton. For centuries, Malton and Pickering have been the heart and soul of Ryedale, and that’s just as true today.
Only a few miles away from each other, they’re vibrant, pleasure-seeking ‘country centres’ of award winning shops, galleries, antiques, attractions and eateries, unique in the UK. They’re also the perfect place to stay, surrounded by some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside, with luxury accommodationand cycling from the doorstep. The best base-camps for exploring the area.
Route Alerts! Younger or less confident cyclists should take extra care on the road around Kirby Misperton, where there may be fast moving traffic.
Please share with care when you meet walkers or horseriders on bridleways
Tips and hints
Top Attractions on the Malton & Pickering Market Town Route
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
a journey aboard the iconic steam trains is one of the world’s greatest railway experiences.
with its king-eye views it’s easy to see why this formidable fortress was a royal favourite.
an epic, award-winning theme park,zoo and luxury holiday resort.
a multi-award-winning tribute towartime Britain, and Britain’s largest museum ofmilitary and social life from 1914, with sights, soundsand smells taking you back in time.
Beck Isle Museum,
a Victorian living history museum with reconstructed pubs, shops and parlours, and regular demonstrations of working crafts.
the region’s archaeological museum with nationally-important collections that showcase stunning finds dating back thousands of years.
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