Hop aboard for one of the country's longest Easter trails!

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 3 – 6 April 2015

For most people, following an Easter trail involves wandering around a garden or park, but the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has one of the longest Easter trails in the country, stretching the 18 miles between Pickering and Grosmont, and running from Saturday 28 March to Sunday 12 April!

Needless to say, participants do not need to walk a 36 mile round trip to complete the fun trail, but rather hop aboard one of the heritage trains running along the world’s most popular heritage railway.  Trail sheets are available from Pickering and Grosmont, with clues to be found at both stations, as well as Levisham and Goathland in between.  Anyone completing the trail has a chance to win a family ticket for a return visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway later in the season.

“The start of the school Easter holidays coincides with the start of our daily operation season, with several services running daily between Pickering and Grosmont, continuing up to Whitby, where visitors can see the new platform that we officially opened earlier this month,” comments marketing manager, Danielle Ramsey.  “With the scenery constantly changing throughout the season as trees and hedgerows return to life, you’ll never have two journeys the same on the railway, and for enthusiasts, we’ve got a great variety of engines working the route this season!”

For the 2015 season, passengers can start (and end) their experience at the Mulberries Tea Room and Terrace in Pickering, which is now owned and operated by NYMR.  “We’ve been offering wonderful food and hospitality on our Pullman service for some time, but now people in Pickering can enjoy wonderful seasonal menus and treats whilst they watch the engines pull into the station,” adds Danielle.  The tea room is located at the south end of Pickering Station and will remain open all year round.

Shortly after Easter, the railway will host the Spring Steam Gala over two weekends (17 – 19 April and 24 – 26 April) when ‘Kinlet Hall’ along with The Lancashire Fusilier and other guest engines join NYMR’s home fleet for a celebration of steam!

For more information about timetables and fares for all services along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, please visit www.nymr.org.uk or call 01751 472508

ENDS

For further media information or photographs, please contact:

Jay Commins

Pyper York Limited

Tel:         01904 500698

Email:    jay@pyperyork.co.uk

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