Goathland provides an amazing showcase for everything each season has to offer.
Spring - Is a celebration of everything coming to life, the new year lambs struggling for balance then chasing each other the length of the village and moors. Primroses and a wide variety of wild flowers bloom among hedge rows, fields and the railway line. The cuckoo can be heard through the valley, the fields become a vivid green with the new grass, green also comes back to the moors as the bracken grows.
Summer - Long Days allow the fullest views of a day. This offers some spectacular sunsets over the moors and on these clear days the opportunity to view the most amazing star and moon lit nights. All tourist attractions are open and locals events run constantly catering for all tastes. Mild Afternoons are best spent sat in our open beer garden, with a cold drink watching the Goathland cricket team and their opponents. Mid to end of August the moors turn exceptional shades of purple as the heather comes into flower.
Autumn- The bracken on the moors turns a burnt orange as it ends for the year, the trees and hedge rows all change through the amazing colour spectrum before the leaves fall. The village is a little quieter after the school holidays and reverts to its leisurely pace.
Winter - The village is now in a quiet time apart from the special railway weekends, Christmas and New Year. The moors look at their wildest at this time of year and therefore can look exceptional. This can be a magical time to visit, the first frosts and snows and return for a warm something sat in front of our log fire.
Countryside Animals appear year round - these include an abundance of farm and domestic animals.
To mention a few ; Deer, Badgers, Owls, Foxes, Stoats, Weasels, Squirrels, Rabbits, Hares, assorted moor land and valley birds and even the odd sea gull.