Goathland, which is set around wide grass areas of open common land, has a history extending back to Viking times.
The village is now famous as the setting of the fictional village of Aidensfield in the TV series Heartbeat which is set in the 1960s.
Goathland railway station is on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
There are interesting walks from the village in virtually every direction, all of which take you through marvellous scenery. Around Goathland there are several waterfalls, the best known being Mallyan Spout, Water Ark and Thomason Foss.OS grid reference NZ 835 015
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