Week 6: Sunday Walk in Goathland
Goathland is a popular tourist spot in the moors, although most people would know it as either Aidensfield or Hogsmeade. This was the setting for the ITV1 series Heartbeat and you can walk around the hotel, garage and shop seen in the series. The small station in the village, which is on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, was used as the setting for Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
"This quaint village is almost too good to be true. The pub and railway station were good, but was also great was the vast expanse of countryside available to explore."
We'll take a coach to Goathland, and from there split into two groups, one group takes a medium-length walk whilst the second group take on a larger route. Both walks are preplanned and lead by our trained walk leaders.
Medium walks are generally between 6 and 8 miles (10-13 km) long, and tend to be at a reasonably gentle pace and always include a stop for a pub lunch. Long walks are slightly more challenging and are between 10 and 12 miles (16-19 km) long and don't include a pub lunch but instead stop for a packed lunch along the way. At 4.00pm all the groups meet back at the coach and return back to the University, arriving no later than 6.00pm.