Steam Train through the North Yorkshire Moors

For a beautiful way to experience the national park don’t look any further than the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. With lots of routes and a variety of trains you will be spoilt for choice to experience the railway. Whether its on the dinner coach or the trip to the seaside the views and experience will be something to remember. Scenic views are a guarantee so plenty of photos opportunities will arise on your journey with addition of the romantic feeling of being on a traditional steam locomotive that’s chugging you along to your destination.

What's a good way to explore the North York Moors?

The NYMR provides a very unique way of seeing the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors all while riding on a piece of locomotive history.

There are lots of routes you can take with many starting at Pickering. They range in distance and style from a Christmas Dinner experience to a steam train trip to the beach. Some trips have multiple stops so you can visit other places along the route and get into the heart of the National Park.

The railway is also run by volunteers and is not run for profit so by riding you’ll be helping support the railway to keep it running for future generations to enjoy!

  • Prices start around £35 pp but vary depending on route
  • Most tickets return you to your starting location

Some information on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

  • The railway is funded largely by the National Lottery which has meant they have been able to fully restore bridges and trains so that we can enjoy them the way we do today!
  • The main goal of the NYMR is to save this historical railway and ensure that future generations have to opportunity to experience history in the first hand and help them understand the importance of these steam engines.
  • The entire NYMR is run by volunteers!

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What's on in North Yorkshire

Pickering Car Boot Sale

14 - 21 August, 2022
It's been said that we're the best car boot sale in North Yorkshire! We think that's true, but why not pop along and find out for yourself why everyone loves our small but mighty boot sale. We're open every Sunday from April til October. We hate early mornings, especially on a Sunday, so our boot sale opens at Midday! Plus you can grab a selling pitch for as little as £7. If we have to postpone because of bad weather we will let you know on our website: www.bootsale.org

Dirty Dancing Outdoor Cinema

19 - 19 August, 2022
Join us for an exclusive open air screening of Dirty Dancing when we 'pop up' our giant movie screen! You can watch the movie in the beautiful surroundings of rural Pickering, then stay overnight at our camp site right next to the cinema field and sleep under the stars. Hot food and drinks, ice cream, popcorn and a licensed bar are available onsite. So pack your chairs and blankets and join us for an unforgettable night under the stars. Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.

Dirty Dancing

19 - 19 August, 2022
Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.

West Side Story (2021) Outdoor Cinema

20 - 20 August, 2022
Join us for an exclusive open air screening of the brand new Steven Spielberg remake of the classic West Side Story, when we 'pop up' our giant movie screen! You can watch the movie in the beautiful surroundings of rural Pickering, North Yorkshire, then why not stay overnight at our camp site right next to the cinema field and sleep under the stars. Hot food and drinks, ice cream, popcorn and a licensed bar are available onsite. So pack your chairs and blankets and join us for an unforgettable night under the stars. Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps to fuel the fire between the warring Jets and Sharks -- two rival gangs vying for control of the streets. American musical romantic drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Tony Kushner.

West Side Story

20 - 20 August, 2022
Directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City, inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as María, as well as Rita Moreno, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film version of West Side Story, playing a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works.