Goathland is a small village in the North York Moors nine miles
south of Whitby.
Between 1992 and 2010 the village was the Aidensfield of the T.V series Heartbeat, about the local police in the 1960's.
The village has a station on the North York Moors Railway between Pickering and Whitby and was often featured in Heartbeat.
The village green, the post office, Scripps garage and the Aidensfield Arms will all be familiar to Heartbeat fans.
The bus stop has a gate to prevent its use by the sheep grazing freely throughout the village.
In Ad 71 the Roman army had established a fort at Malton from which a number of roads radiated. The remains of a road close to Goathland known locally as Wades Causeway may have been one of these roads leading north-eastwards
to the North Sea coast. Wade was a local giant of many legends and is said to have created The Hole of Horcum.
The North York Moors National Park of 554 square miles was established in 1992, God's own country indeed.