From.... Whitby Events
North York Moors Railway - Join the NYMR at Grosmont Station
For Specials, see the events page here
To.... Middlesbrough Events
Short walk up from Commondale Station
Have a tour of
our farm and see what everyone has been up to this year.
Take the 10:48 from
Middlesbrough which arrives Commondale 11:41 then 13:30 back up the Line
towards Middlesbrough. From Whitby, take the 11:58 departure arrives 12:45 and
then 14:31 back towards Whitby. Live Trains here
Events at Danby Moors Centre
Click here for events, exhibitions and things to do
Open all year round
Opening times for the Moors National Park Centre and Inspired by... gallery
- January and February, weekends only until half term, 10.30am to 4.00pm
- Daily from 12 February until 31 March, 10.30am to 4.00pm
- Daily April, May, June, July, 10.00am to 5.00pm
- Daily August, 9.30am to 5.30pm
- Daily September and October, 10.00am to 5.00pm
- Daily November and December, 10.30am to 4.00pm
- Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
- Open 26 December - 6 January 2019, 10.30am to 4.00pm
North York Moors Railway
NYMR runs trains from 24th March to 4th November, 2018
Take the Northern
Railway Service along the Esk Valley to Grosmont and join the North
York Moors Railway here. Avoid Parking problems and charges - it
can get very busy in Grosmont.
Sleights The Post Box Cafe (10 minutes from Station)
Mondays 1pm to 3pm
Games & Cup of Tea
Come along play board games, chess, dominoes and enjoy a cup of tea at this community cafe. Every Monday between 1pm and 3pm. It is a walk of around 10 minutes up the hill and on the right hand side opposite the butchers.
Moors Bus restarts in May 2019
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Hol Mondays
Dates to be announced
into the moors from York, Malton, Pickering, Hull, Guisborough,
Rosedale, Helmsley, Scarborough, Saltburn, Darlington,
Thornton-le-Dale, Thirsk, Easingwold, Northallerton
Moors Bus Timetables http://www.moorsbus.org/timetablesfares.html
Land of Iron Project
Land of Iron tells the fascinating story of this
trailblazing period of industrial growth and exploitation. The project
will conserve and protect some of the most iconic structures and
landscapes that remain, help nurture the wildlife that has reclaimed
these spaces, and ensure this important part of our history is not
Esk Valley Railway will be working with NYMNP and Moors Bus to enable access to the project sites via public transport. To this end, the recent announcement of year-round Sunday train services is a timely boost to this aim.
The beautiful Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre in Danby hosts changing exhibitions of work by artists and makers who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors. Artwork including prints and photography, and artisan crafts, from ironwork to jewellery, are available for sale in the gallery shop and craft area.
Danby Moors Centre is a 20 minute walk from Danby station. The 10:28 from Middlesbrough gets to Danby at 11:17. You can return on the 12:55 or 16:40. From Whitby, the 08:45 gets to Danby at 09:25 and the 12:15 at 12:55. Return to Whitby on the 11:17, 14.55 or 18.29.
Dracula and Ghost Walks
Dr Crank invites you to join him on a 75 minute tour of Whitby to discover strange and supernatural tales of murder, mystery and suspense.
A Meander Down The Esk
A book of watercolour paintings that
portray the River Esk in all seasons and moods by the artist, watercolourist
It highlights the wildlife, history and architecture through his watercolours and drawings of the River Esk from its source, Esklets in Castleton, to the sea at Whitby. Three years in the making, the watercolours are complemented by detailed line drawings. The scenes along the river include heritage railway bridges along the route of the Middlesbrough to Whitby railway, which criss-crosses the river on its journey through the North York Moors National Park.
All Year Round Sunday Services.
Sunday services now run all year round. Take
advantage of the Sunday service to visit Esk Valley pubs and
Whitby for Sunday lunch and a stroll in the valley countryside. There
are four return services on Sundays. There will be extra services
between Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough making it easier to visit James
Cook Hospital and Middlesbrough on a Sunday.
The Esk Valley Walk is 35-mile waymarked trail which takes you from the source of the River Esk to the sea at Whitby harbour, passing through many of the villages along the Esk Valley Railway line. For more information and walksheets which can be for downloaded, visit the walking page.
Rail Ale Trail
This leaflet gives details of many of the great pubs along the Esk Valley Railway line.