9 February 2022
Yorks Moors Railway
The North Yorkshire Moor Railway is one of the world’s best heritage railroad encounters, offering thrills and family entertainment in abundance.
Climb aboard a traditional steam or diesel train and experience 24 miles of stunning National Park scenery. Immersing yourself in a bygone era and arriving at the 1930s-style station in Pickering. Which still hosts a long-established farmers market every Monday and is home to a 13th century castle.
Pass through the 1912 themed Levisham station before heading off on a scenic ramble, with Skelton Tower around a mile away (boasting incredible views of the neighbouring valley). On weekends and bank holidays, the Weighbridge Tea Hut is also on hand to serve tasty treats.
Request a stop at the tranquil Newton Dale Halt (not accessible by road, so the ideal base for forest walks and a spot of wildlife watching) and be sure to visit iconic Goathland, which transformed into Hogsmeade Station in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, as well as part of Aidensfield in the 1990s drama Heartbeat. Before walking to Grosmont along the Rail Trail or Mallyan Spout Waterfall.
Spend a little time at the 1950s-esque station and you may just catch a peak behind the scenes, as this is the operating hub of the NYM Railway, where the locomotives are stored and preserved.
Ride to the end of the line and experience the higgledy-piggledy seaside town of Whitby, with its folklore tales, bustling harbour and famed fish and chips that will complement your day perfectly.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a non-profit organisation run and maintained by their dedicated network of volunteers and every passenger that travels with them helps to contribute towards the conservation of one of the UK’s most historic heritage lines.
With services running daily from late March until November and special trips throughout the year, it’s full steam ahead for fun. Visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway website to find out more.