Newtondale Forest is situated in one of the most spectacular valleys in Yorkshire created when meltwater from an ice age glacier gouged a deep gorge through the hills.
Originally planted as a 'typical' Forestry Commission wood much has been done in recent years to restore the rugged nature of this incredible landscape.
There is no vehicle access into Newtondale Forest. Parking is available across the Level Crossing at Levisham Station and then walk into the forest.
Newtondale Halt is a small 'railway halt' in the heart of Newtondale giving access to the forest and on the moorland. The spectacular scenery combined with the sight and sound of steam locomotives make this a place not to be missed.
Levisham Station is owned by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The forest can be entered on foot from here or a train taken to Newtondale Halt.