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This popular countryside walk follows the old railway line between Grosmont and Goathland in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
You’ll stroll through shady woodlands, across moors, past standing stones, alongside fast-flowing becks and through the hamlet of Beck Hole – with its charming tiny pub and sweet shop – towards the village of Goathland, made famous by the TV series Heartbeat.
Much of this 3-mile walking route is downhill so it’s easy on your legs, and you can save your energy even further by catching a steam train back to your start point on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
The NYMR is a fully accredited museum and operated by a charitable trust with 550 volunteers, providing a wonderful visitor experience for tourists all year round.
This route was voted 39th in a 2017 ITV poll to find Britain’s Favourite Walk.
TOG VERDICT: Mixed country walking with a steam train journey through a beautiful landscape of moors, woodlands and becks. A wonderful short walk.