Pickering is an ancient market town in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, on the border of the North York Moors National Park. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, it sits at the foot of the moors, overlooking the Vale of Pickering to the south. The town as it exists today is of medieval origin. From Pickering there is easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors by road, bus or train.
I hope to offer the 3 grades of walks on both days and would be grateful of offers to lead walks. I know the area quite well and will be able to help with suggested walks.
Saturday Group Evening meal
This will be at the Forest and Vale Hotel. We shall have sole use of their attractive dining room. I will circulate a meal choice form in due course, the cost being around £26 for 3 courses and tea/coffee.
Friday evening meal
There are many pubs in Pickering plus other places to eat but I can organise a group meal in the Forest and Vale hotel which will be simple. E.g. Pie and chips or Fish and Chips details to follow later.
Sunday evening meal
The hotel does meals in the brasserie/bar and it will be possible to arrange tables and times to eat.
Forest and Vale Hotel – this is a very pleasant hotel situated on the roundabout between of the A170 and A169 close to the town centre with parking. They require us to occupy a reasonable number of rooms in order to have the main dining room on the Saturday evening.
Cost of rooms is for Bed and Breakfast with Tea/Cake on arrival and is as follows
Standard £230 2 nights £345 for 3 nights
Executive £261 £391.50
Superior £290 £453
A double room for single occupancy is £20 a night cheaper per room.
To book please contact the hotel 01751 472722 and mention ECR as they reserved rooms until the end of January for us to book. You will be asked for a deposit.
Looking on the Internet you will find plenty of B and B’s plus self-catering accommodation. Pickering is a popular town and so much of it is of a high standard but not cheap. I visited nearby places
1. Black Swan – close by 9 rooms well reviewed and looked pleasant. Have a single at £70/ night or single use of double for £85.
2.Cawthorne House – £75single/night £85 double
3.Grindale House – also have cheaper single rooms
4.Bramwood Guest house – fairly close slightly cheaper than hotel.
Please let me know:
1. if you will be coming
2. where you will be staying
3. your email or other contact details so that I can send you the updates on the walks and the Meal.
Ann Thompson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org