From.... Whitby Events
To.... Middlesbrough Events
SUNDAY 23rd September
Afternoon Tea in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at
The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, 2–4 pm, bottle raffle and tombola,
tickets £6.50. For further info contact Carol (07429 299115) or Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org). In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. 20 mins walk from Glaisdale Station.
Live Train times
Hunt for Herbs Photography Competiton
Following on from the launch of the "Herb Line" Event in Lealholm on Sunday 24th June, it is time to "Hunt for herbs" along the Esk Valley line and send Moor Sustainable your best two photos of herbs. The herbs can be growing on a station platform, in the wild or in a garden (make sure you ask permission of the gardener though).There will be prizes of £25 each for :best photo of herbs at a station; best photo of wild herbs taken on a walk between/near stations; and best photo of cultivated herbs taken on a walk between/near stations. Photographs should be high resolution, JPG format over 1 MB.
Music & Real Ale (& Cider) Train
It is all over for this year but we'd like to hear from you if' you would like it to continue next year.
or tweet us on @EVRDC
Thank you to all the Musicians who entertained us all the way to Middlesbrough and back and to Andrew from the Station Inn, Whitby for organising the music and the excellent beers and ciders on offer.
Danby, Egton & Castleton
August & September
We had a stand at three shows this year, Danby, Egton and Castleton. A competition ran at each one where people had to guess how many people had travelled on the Esk Valley line last year, with a prize of a family rail ticket from Northern. The idea was to try and get more people signed up to the Newsletter and with thanks to some Board Members and Station Adopters lending a helping hand, this was a huge success, we added over 150 people to the mailing list and have three lucky winners for the competition, the answer was 832,066 just in case you were wondering. We will be contacting the three winners shortly. The weather was beautiful for Danby and Egton with Castleton being a little more of a challenge but all were successful days we were delighted to be involved with the shows. There will also be some free tickets for our 1,000 newsletter subscriber, which will also come from those who signed up at the shows. Hope to see you next year!
Events at Danby Moors Centre
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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 is running all summer...
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Hol Mondays
From 20th May until 30th September, 2018
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.