A trail promising visitors a glimpse into iconic film locations across the North Yorkshire Moors has been launched by North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR).

The trail will become a permanent attraction at NYMR from July 1, providing film devotees and railway enthusiasts with the opportunity to step into the locations that have brought some of the biggest blockbusters and television series to life.

A map highlighting filming locations seen on the big screen has been produced for people taking part in the trail.

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The aim is to guide visitors around the iconic locations on the NYMR heritage railway that have been turned into extraordinary sets for the world of entertainment.

NYMR’s landscapes and period stations have, over the years, turned into Hogsmeade Station for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, featured in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and provided a backdrop for Tom Cruise in Mission:Impossible - Dead Reckoning.

Fans of Dad’s Army and Downton Abbey will also recognise locations along the route.

One of the key sites include Goathland Station, which transformed into Aidensfield Station for the television series, Heartbeat.

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Macey Palmer, learning and interpretation officer at NYMR, said: "We've got lots of free hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy this summer.

"If you love film and TV then our brand-new film trail - Lights, Camera, Traction - is for you to explore for the whole school holidays and beyond.

"Over summer, you can join in with archaeology activities, test your spy skills and meet awesome birds of prey at our drop in activities.

"There's definitely something for the whole family."

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Throughout the summer, and to celebrate the launch of the trail, NYMR will host weekly themed activities at Pickering and Goathland Stations.

These include ‘Wonderful Wizards,' 'Awesome Archaeology', 'Curious Creatures' and 'Super Spies', allowing a unique hands-on and immersive experience for children and families.

Adult All-Day, All-Line Rover Tickets are £49.50, and offer 12 months of return travel for free while kids (aged 0-15) travel free in 2024.

More information and bookings can be made at www.nymr.co.uk/film-trail.