What a wonderful view my guests are getting from their breakfast tablethis morning. They really love it.
It’s all systems go for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Branch Line Spring Steam Gala!
From 6th- 8th May and 13th-15th May, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is looking forward to welcoming steam enthusiasts and families alike for two great weekends during its Spring Steam Gala.
The event will see a number of visiting steam locomotives on the iconic NMYR line, including 4144 ’‘Large Prairie’ Tank, which was built a staggering 51 years ago in 1965, 80072 ‘Standard’ Tank, which was designed by Engineer R.A.Riddles, and 1054 ‘Coal Tank’, the last surviving member of its class. Home fleet locomotives making an appearance include 45428 ‘Eric Treacy’ and 76079.
During the event visitors can pass through and explore iconic railway stations including Pickering Station, Goathland Station and Grosmont Station, all of which serve tasty refreshments and have an onsite gift shop where guests can purchase a souvenir to symbolise their fantastic day out.
A 25-MILE mountain bike race on the edge of the North York Moors is to be revived for the first time since the mid-1990s.
The Boltby Bash cycle ride is to take place around High Paradise Farm at Boltby near Thirsk in May.
The family who own the farm hosted the race for a number of years in the 1990s and are now helping to organise the updated race with a bike events company.
One of the organisers, Ginny Skilbeck said: “It used to be one of the biggest mountain biking races in the 1990s. We hosted it for four or five years and then it ran its course and life moved on.