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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.

Nearby are the market towns of Malton, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley can be easily accessed by car or public transport. Attractions such as Flamingo Land, Castle Howard and Duncombe Park are just a few of the most renowned visitor allurements England has to offer.

Some of the UK's prettiest villages such as Thornton Le Dale, Hutton Le Hole and Goathland are just a short drive from Jasmine Park. Fans of the TV series Heartbeat will know Goathland as Aidensfield. Harry Potter fans can explore locations used in the filming of Philosopher's Stone - a good place to start is Pickering Railway Station.

The outstanding North York Moors with heather covered rolling hills, valleys, rivers and abundant wildlife lead all the way to the Yorkshire Coast where you can visit Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Robin Hoods Bay.

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

North York Moors Railway — 01751 472508 — www.nymr.co.uk

Ryedale Folk Museum — 01751 417367 — Hutton le Hole — www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

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