North Yorkshire

North Circle

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Overview

Leave the lights of Scarborough and head back to nature in Dalby Forest. Pause at Pickering before arriving in Helmsley. From Thirsk make for Danby in the Esk Valley. Run back down the coast passing through Whitby to arrive back in Scarborough.

Scarborough

One of the great British seaside resorts, Scarborough is home to two sandy beaches and a wealth of traditional entertainment. The magnificent Scarborough Castle, Rotunda Museum, Sealife and Peasholm Park Japanese Gardens are amongst the list of attractions.

Dalby Forest

A huge forest in the North York Moors National Park, Dalby Forest is a great place for outdoor adventure. Take to a bike, set out on foot, jump aboard a horse or Segway and set off to explore the trails and valleys of the forest.

Pickering

Pickering is known as a “gateway to the moors” and the also the southern terminus for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Explore the old market town and enjoy a range of independent boutiques and eateries or head off to Pickering Castle and Newbridge Park.

Helmsley

The only market town set in the North York Moors National Park, Helmsley offers a warm welcome to visitors – explore Helmsley Castle, the Walled Gardens and browse the Helmsley Art Centre or galleries before settling down to enjoy some refreshments in one of the wonderful eateries.

Thirsk

The cobbled market town of Thirsk in the Vale of York was the spiritual home of the vet, James Herriot – visit the World of James Herriot – an award winning visitor centre and museum, to discover the life and times of the great vet.

Danby

A moorland village in the Esk Valley, sat beneath Dany Low Moor, Danby is a great base to explore the surrounding area. Check out Danby Castle and the The Moors National Park Centre on the banks of the River Esk.

Whitby

Fish and chips anyone? Whitby is a seaside and fishing village overlooking the North Sea, bisected by the River Esk. Explore the ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey on the cliff top and then head down to the harbour or take in the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, located in the house where Cook once lived.

Scarborough

One of the great British seaside resorts, Scarborough is home to two sandy beaches and a wealth of traditional entertainment. The magnificent Scarborough Castle, Rotunda Museum, Sealife and Peasholm Park Japanese Gardens are amongst the list of attractions.

Overview

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Scarborough

2
11.1 miles

Dalby Forest

3
12.6 miles

Pickering

4
13.1 miles

Helmsley

5
14.2 miles

Thirsk

6
31.9 miles

Danby

7
15.9 miles

Whitby

8
19.5 miles

Scarborough

What to see and do…

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Forest Holidays- Keldy

Cawthorne, Pickering, Keldy, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HW

Forest Holidays- Cropton

Forest Holidays Cropton, Cropton, Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES

Mount Grace Priory, House, & Gardens

Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3JG

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX

JORVIK Viking Centre

19 Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9WT

SEA LIFE Scarborough

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

About the North Circle Trail

Distance:118 miles
Cities / Towns:8
Number Of Businesses:7

Spend some time taking in the sights and sounds of the great English seaside resort of Scarborough before heading inland to the huge Dalby Forest to explore and enjoy the natural environment. Head to the market town of Pickering before entering the North York Moors National Park to discover the market town of Helmsley. Enjoy the cobbled streets of Thirsk before reaching Danby in the Esk Valley. Enjoy the coastal scenery as you head down through the fishing town of Whitby to arrive back in Scarborough.

Seaside Delight

Scarborough offers visitors a great mix of traditional seaside entertainment and attractions for all the family – ride the rollercoasters or head for Scarborough Castle or the Rotunda Museum.

Forest Fun

The Dalby Forest is a large area of woodland which offers the opportunity for visitors to escape and explore – take a walk, ride your bike and spend some time just getting back to nature.

Veterinary Tales

Take a trip to Thirsk to explore the world of TV vet James Herriot – enjoy one Yorkshire’s most popular tourist attractions, the James Herriot Museum and experience the life of a veterinary surgeon.

Also Nearby

Forest Holidays- Keldy

Cawthorne, Pickering, Keldy, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HW

Forest Holidays- Cropton

Forest Holidays Cropton, Cropton, Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES

Mount Grace Priory, House, & Gardens

Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3JG

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX

JORVIK Viking Centre

19 Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9WT

SEA LIFE Scarborough

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP