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Places To See - Countryside
The countryside offers endless opportunities for exercise or leisurely contemplation of its varied beauty. It stretches from the Wolds to the Moors embracing the long coastlines stunning views.
Footpaths , trails and cycleways wend their way across the landscape, taking you through hidden sleepy villages or up to dramatic cliff top panoramas. The Cleveland Way and Wolds Way long distance walks both traverse this countryside. From deep forest trails to wild moorland heights, the beauty of nature and her wildlife is all around you.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway offers an 18 mile trip through the heart of the moors, down ancient Newtondale. Stop off at Goathland, the Hogwarts Express destination from the Harry Potter film and also famous as Aidensfield.
Whether enjoyed through active exploration or from the warmth of a village pub, the countryside has something new to offer in every season. Share the changing scenery as the glow of autumn brings peace from the summer crowds and nature wraps herself in russet browns, preparing for the sleep of winter.
Moors National Park — 01439 772737 — www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
North York Moors Railway — 01751 472508 — www.nymr.co.uk
Ryedale Folk Museum — 01751 417367 — Hutton le Hole — www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk