The Black Swan makes the ideal base from which to explore this little corner of North Yorkshire. With easy access to adventure in the moors and Dalby Forest, there are great opportunities for both cyclists and walkers. The North York Moors railway connects Pickering with Whitby and stops on the moors. Visit a wide variety of historic sites or get involved in craft activities. If you don’t want to bring your bike, rent one of our electric bikes for the day. To make your stay memorable, let The Black Swan hotel & restaurant build a adventure package for you.


Dalby forest offers some of the best mountain biking in the UK and the Cycle Hub offers bike hire for all, irrespective of their age or ability.



outdoors adventure

The North York Moors National Park offers some of the finest and most scenic walks in Britain. Experience areas of outstanding natural beauty and one of the few ‘Dark Skies’ locations in the country.



The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a preserved historic railway stretching for 18 miles through the heart of the North York Moors National Park, from Pickering via Levisham, Newton Dale and Goathland to Grosmont, with a further 6 mile extension over Network Rail’s Esk Valley line to Whitby