Take in the drama of the Hole of Horcum on a rural escape

North York Moors, North Yorkshire

A spectacular feature in the North York Moors, the Hole of Horcum near Pickering is a huge natural amphitheatre 400 feet deep and half a mile across.

The breathtaking scenery of the Hole of Horcum on the edge of Levisham Moor, has been stopping travellers in their tracks for centuries. It also happens to be the favourite Yorkshire view of one Dame Judi Dench.

Sweeping heather moorland, ruined Skelton Tower and the steam trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, all add to the drama.

Combine a bracing walk over the moor with a gentle meander through the woods and English countryside around the pretty village of Levisham where the pub’s a real winner. The Horseshoe Inn, a traditional village inn with rooms, serves belly pork from The Ginger Pig next door with plenty of local ale on tap too, making for the perfect rural getaway.

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The Hole of HorcumThe stunning natural cauldron of the Hole of Horcum © Mike Kipling/North York Moors National Park
NYMR steam train in NewtondaleLooking down on the steam trains from Levisham Moor © Mike Kipling/North York Moors National Park
Skelton Tower Ruined Skelton Tower © Mike Kipling/North York Moors National Park
View of the North Yorkshire Moors RailwayNorth Yorkshire Moors Railway © NYMR
Enjoying the views of Cropton ForestEnjoying the English countryside and woodland views © Tracey Phillips/NYMNP

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