Wheeldale Roman Road

An enigmatic mile-long stretch of an ancient road amid wild and beautiful moorland which still has its hardcore and drainage ditches.

Nearby Attractions

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Helmsley Castle
Built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Rye, Helmsley Castle is a medieval castle situated in the market town of Helmsley, within the North York Moors National Park.
Helmsley Town
Helmsley is the only market town in the North York Moors National Park with a big open marketplace.
North Yorkshire Moors
Established as a National Park in 1952 is known as a treasured landscape in the heart of North Yorkshire, with stunning views every time of the year.
Mallyan Spout Waterfall
The waterfall is located in the village of Goathland and has a vertical drop of 70 feet. The water finds its route downhill until it has nowhere to go but over the edge of Mallyan Spout, creating a beautiful, natural setting among the eroded cliffs and riverbank.
Goathland Station
A beautiful village station and attraction in its own right, but Goathland’s claim to fame is definitely its appearance as Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone'.
North York Moors Railway
Is the third-longest standard gauge heritage line in the United Kingdom which offers scenic views of the Moors.

Related Tours

North Yorkshire Moors and Heartbeat Country: Private Guided Walk
Enjoy a gentle, beautiful, and exhilarating walk through the majestic countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors – admiring the Heartbeat locations from the magical walking trails, and some of the most beautiful scenery in England. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the personalised attention and expertise of your local private guide.
  • Walk through the high moors of North Yorkshire and see the cascading streams and waterfalls.
  • Experience Yorkshire’s hidden gems and explore the famous TV series locations.
  • See the massive Mallyan Spout Waterfall, the longest waterfall on the North York Moors.
  • Explore the abundance of crosses, stones, and ancient monuments side by side, and hear countless local tales of thieves, rogues, and smugglers.
  • Hike around Wheeldale—an enigmatic mile-long stretch of the ancient road amid wild and beautiful moorland.
  • See the North York Moors railway line with its magnificent steam engines. 
  • Visit Scripp’s Garage and the Aidensfield Store before retiring to the Inn on the Moor for well-deserved refreshment (not included).

Your expert guide will meet you at the Inn on the Moor, Goathland to begin your guided walk through the North York Moors where you’ll be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful countrysides in England. 

You will see the Mallyan Spout Waterfall, which at over 60 feet, is the tallest waterfall on the North York Moors. There is also evidence of the Roman army on Wheeldale Moor, the location of one of the best-preserved Roman roads in England.

Surrounded by an abundance of crosses, stones, and ancient monuments, you will hear countless tales of folklore and magic, of thieves, rogues, and vagabonds, of saints and smugglers - making for one of the most intriguing walking locations within the National Park. 

Situated on the popular North York Moors railway line with its magnificent steam engines, Goathland station was used by Warner Brothers as the setting for Hogsmeade Station in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 

And for 18 years, this beautiful part of the North York Moors was known to millions as Aidensfield, in the hit TV series Heartbeat. So take a step back in time and visit Scripp’s Garage and the Aidensfield Store before retiring to the Inn on the Moor for well-deserved refreshment. 

This is a gentle walk but walking shoes/boots would be recommended or at the very least training shoes. Depending on the weather a waterproof hat is also essential for individual comfort.

Please note: this tour does not include hotel pick-up or drop off. Please be in touch with us at the time of booking should you wish to arrange this for an additional fee. 


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