Railway Conservation. Run by Volunteers. Not for Profit.
At the NYMR we are lucky to be a part of a magnificent landscape. The vast majority of the railway runs through the North York Moors National Park, with miles of our lineside being part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts nature reserve, Fen Bog. Some of the lineside work was originally funded by the Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey Project.
We are one of the jigsaw pieces (albeit a long 18mile one!) that make up a spectacular picture. All in all our lineside is a special place. Full of differing habitats from bogs, meadows, ancient woodland and moss covered rocky outcrops, it is home to a raft of species that give colour, texture and shape and forms a green corridor through which species can move and thrive.
Our lineside is also part of the living museum that is the NYMR, with heritage features galore including, walls, bridges, tunnels and huts, showing great ingenuity and beautiful architecture - all cared for by our staff and volunteer teams.
Please do explore the links below and discover more about our special places, special people and links to educational materials for kids of all ages.
Main Image: Fen Bog. Summer 2021. Photo by Kerry Fieldhouse.
If you can take the time to really notice the differences in the animals and plants around you, it will enhance your experience even more.
The lineside huts are packed with stories. We share a few of them with you here as we work towards their preservation.
Our lineside is 18 miles long, stretches across 170ha of land and is brimming with natural and cultural heritage.
This guide to mammal droppings helps children learn about the wildlife on our lineside.