Sunday, September 20, 2009

Goathland Station

Goathland the village is approached over the North Yorkshire moors, past heather, stones and sheep pottering across the small road, this is Postman Pat countryside, and his tune always runs through my head as we go over the little bridge into the village.
Goathland is of course famous for the fact that the long running series 'Heartbeat' is filmed here, and that the the village is called Aikenfield, we had a drink at the Aikenfield pub, and true to style there was a few old Yorkshire men sitting round the tables, a pleasant place to stay the night but a bit pricey at £47.50 per person for B&B.
The village is a great tourist spot, and also had an old railway station snuggled down in a dip by the beck and one of those funny small bridges. The steam engines on this line goes as far as Whitby, and I've done the trip in the past, though it is expensive with all the family.
It is a lovely tranquil setting, the moors on either side, and there is talk of one day taking the line from Whitby to York as well which would be a godsend.

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