AA Walk 148 Goathland – 3.5 miles

Yorkshire Dales are a beautiful and calming area of the UK.

We drove into Goathland, and lovely memories of the 80s TV series Heartbeat came flooding back.

We arrived in the village and before the walk took a small divert to the local train station. Apparently the station is the setting for the Hogwarth’s Station in the Harry Potter films. I had a very excited boy.


We started the walk, as per the instructions from the carpark in the village. We set off along the old railway line, walking slowly downhill.

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Once we turned off the path at Incline Cottage, we started to realise how much we had walked downhill – the next route was up many many steps!

Kissing Gate

The instructions mentioned a few stiles, these have all been replaced my kissing gates.

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In the woods, at the split in the path, we head towards a well signposted Mallyan Spout Waterfall. Worthwhile a visit, the only downside was scrambling across the fallen rocks which could be tricky if wet.

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Back up more steps out of the woods, and this brought us back into the village. We love how the sheep ruled the road and wondered across the road anywhere they wanted.

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Through a couple of local fields, and pretty wild flowers.

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A lovely 3.5mile village walk and if you are in the area, its worth visiting the station and village shops. Memories of Hearthbeat are all around you.

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Walk Stats:

Time: 1.45 hour

NO Stiles, just kissing gates.

Lots of steps

Animals: Owl, Robins, Blackbirds, Sheep, Lambs.

Tom enjoyed a Calipo icecream at the end.

Weather: Cloudy 17oC

Similar Walk Details: AA Goathland the walk on the website appears to be in the opposite direction and is slightly different to the one originally published in the 1001 AA Walks Book.


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