Goathland is a small village up in the North York Moors. It is famous for being where the TV show “Heartbeat” was filmed and the local train station was the setting for Hogsmeade train station in Harry Potter. Fraser and I headed there for a quick weekend break. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the greatest but it did brighten up long enough on the Saturday afternoon for us to make the most of the beautiful countryside and go for a walk.
Our Air Bnb place had a little booklet with some walk suggestions in so we decided to pick the longest (the book was available for sale in the village shop). It started within the village itself where there was a 60s convention going on. There is a varied calendar of events throughout the year.
We then headed out on our walk starting along a disused railway, up onto the moors, over farmland, through forests and ended by the Mallyan Spout which is a waterfall at the bottom of a valley. The walk was challenging in parts but we were rewarded with great views and it was pretty deserted most of the way. Our route was 7 miles long and took us around 4 hours but the whole area was so scenic.
There were plenty of walks of various lengths and difficulties in the surrounding area that make it a great location for getting outdoors.