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Rail Trail Ramble Guided Walk
Sat 29 April 2017, 13:30 – 17:30 BST
Discover a fascinating mix of industrial and natural heritage as you follow the line of George Stephenson’s original horse-drawn railway of 1836 alongside the beautiful Murk Esk river.
Scattered along the way is a wealth of mining heritage hidden in the trees – ironstone mines and workings, tramways, blacksmith’s forges and Goathland incline where carriages were pulled up a 1 in 5 incline using an ingenious system of gravity-fed water tanks.
All this industrial heritage is set amid a rich and valuable natural environment of woodland, rivers and traditionally managed wildflower meadows where you may see species such as salmon, dippers or woodpeckers.
The finish of the walk is at Grosmont, not Goathland so participants must arrange their own transport between the start and the finish. We recommend using the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (www.nymr.co.uk).
Services leave Grosmont for Goathland at 12:30 and 17:45.
Suitable clothing and footwear for 4-hour walk (3½ Miles) . Please bring drinks and Refreshments.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Dogs are allowed.
Our guided walks are free, although a suggested donation of £2 is welcome, helping us to care for the National Park.
Sorry not accessible by wheelchair.
Booking essential. For more information call 01439 772738