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Having already paid out income tax, car tax and petrol tax there might not be too many ‘careful’ Yorkshire folk around who would thoil forking out an extra £7 to drive a few miles along a road. But the Forestry Commission’s toll for traveling through their bit of the North York Moors in Danby Forest is well worth letting the moths out of the wallet for. It’s also important that visitors are prepared to chip in for the upkeep and use of this valuable commodity which has much to offer. Look out for the July edition of Dalesman in which there’ll be a special feature and a walk in this beautiful area. The dales and hills of the whole region pull in thousands of visitors every year and the man-made attractions certainly add to the economy, too. Goathland was packed with Heartbeat fans as I passed through. It makes you wonder why, when the  show attracts such devotion, TV bosses would want to pull the plug on such a winner.
The newly-built steam loco, Tornado, pictured here on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway a few miles outside Goathland on Thursday, also pulled in the visitors. It’s the first new mainline steam locomotive to be built in Britain for almost 50 years… let’s hope it delivers many more people to the Yorkshire dales and moors this summer.

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  1. Chris

    Tornado will be making its first Settle to Carlisle run on Saturday 3rd October 2009. Details: http://www.a1steam.com

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