Esk Valley Railway to Whitby
From the heart of Middlesbrough to the historic seaside town of Whitby, passing through the North York Moors National Park and serving 16 stations along the route
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Whitby Christmas MarketThis Exploited Land | Exhibitions at Danby Moors Centre  | Goth Weekend | Ghost Walks Meander Down the Esk


            Danby Christmas Markets

Sat 18th November 2017 &
Sun 19th November 2017

Danby Village Hall, open 10 am–4 pm both days, lots of gifts and crafts, ideal Christmas presents. Refreshments including hot soup and homemade cakes provided by Danby Young Farmers. Bran-tub. Free admission. Money raised to Marie Curie and St Catherine’s Hospice.

ALSO in Danby

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, 10.30 am–4 pm, free entry. Local arts, craftmakers and seasonal gifts, from jewellery, ceramics and textiles, to natural skincare, artisan gin, traditional fudge and handmade chocolates. Visit from Santa, traditional music and children’s craft-making activities. Seasonal refreshments at The Woolly Sheep café.

Come and enjoy  a few hours in Danby this week-end. Trains now running all year round on Sundays Train times

      Whitby Christmas Market

Fri 17th November 2017: 5PM - 8PM
Sat 18th November 2017: 10AM - 8PM
Sun 19th November 2017: 10AM - 4PM

Come and enjoy the Christmas market by train this year. Trains now running all year round on Sundays Train times

Last Train back along the Esk Valley towards Middlesbrough:
Friday & Saturday 19:18; Sunday


This Exploited Land of Iron

This Exploited Land of Iron logo This Exploited 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 forgotten.
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.


  Inspired by... Gallery at Danby

Inspired by... Gallery at DanbyThe 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.

  Whitby Goth Weekend


The next Whibty Goth Weekend will be held on the weekend of 27th to 29th April 2018. See here for more information

Dracula and Ghost Walks

Street in Whitby at night. Photograph by Angela Thirkill

Learn more about the history of the town and its myths and legends and meet Harry at the Whalebones on West Cliff for a Dracula or Ghost Walk... after dark. Advance booking recommended:

Harry Collett 01947 821734

A Meander Down The Esk

Watercolour by John Freeman

A book of watercolour paintings that portray the River Esk in all seasons and moods by the artist, watercolourist John Freeman.

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.

ISBN 978-1-903506-42-4

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