Music & Real Ale (& Cider) Train Friday 3rd August & 24 August Friday 10th August
Serenity Duo Steve Chapman Smith
Sam Lenton Roger Sutcliffe
The Train departs
Whitby 19:34 calling at all stations to Middlesbrough. Returns 21:20 from Middlesbrough and arrives
back into Whitby 22:50. Beers, wines, ciders and soft drinks, as well as snacks available.
[A later train then heads back to Middlesbrough, but with no music or ale. Arrives Middlesbough 00:25]
ALSO COMING UP THIS SUMMER HOLIDAY....
Traction Engine Rally - Hawsker Lane, Whitby
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th
10 to 15 minutes walk from Whitby Station - up the 199 Steps!
NEXT TO WHITBY ABBEY, HAWKSER LANE, WHITBY YO22 4JR
A full programme of top steam fair attractions including: Tractor Pulling, Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors, Classic Motorcycles, Fairground Organs, Miniature Steam Engines, Stationary Engines and Vintage Commercials.
The event will also include: Trade Stands, Autojumble, Craft and Fine Food Marquee, Old Time and Modern Funfair, Non-stop Arena Entertainment, Catering & Licensed Bar. More Information from here
Summer fun at Ormesby Hall - Near Marton Station
Lots of activities and events taking place through the Summer
Less than 10 minutes walk from Marton Station
Various Dates - See here.
Tuesdays: Archery, Wednesdays: Races, Thursdays: Triathlon
This year Ormesby Hall is proud to welcome Chapterhouse Theatre Company and their performance of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on Thursday 9 August at 6.30pm
Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice's journey couldn't be filled with more adventure. Presented in beautiful Victorian costume and alive with song, dance and original music, this is a production to delight the entire family in Ormesby Hall's beautiful garden.
The garden is the perfect setting for outdoor theatre and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland promises to delight adults and children alike. So grab your lawn chairs and head for some evening entertainment.
Live Trains to Marton Station http://www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk/live/index.html
Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show
Tuesday 7th August
St Hedda's School Room, Egton Bridge
The 2018 show will be held on Tuesday 7th August and it is open to the public from 2 PM. There will be music playing in the afternoon and the prize giving will begin at 6 PM.
The show is held in the School Room of St. Hedda's RC Primary School which is located just the other side of the railway line, next to the RC Church of the same name.
Friday 10th to Monday 13th August
Trains in from Hexham, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Darlington
The Whitby Regatta 2018, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th August, presents to you a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment as published in the official programme, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.
Over one hundred and seventy years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.
Danby, Egton & Castleton
August & September
Wednesday 22nd August, Egton Show - Shuttle Bus to & from Egton Station
Saturday 8th September, Castleton Show - 5 minutes walk from Castleton Station
We will be attending these three Shows this year so come and ask us your questions about the Esk Valley Line or pass on your comments or ideas for the future. We need your feedback so come nd find us!
National Parks Guided Walks - To book, see below
Wednesday 15th August
Part of the North York Moors National Park’s Guided Walks Programme. Our scenic 7-mile walk crosses the River Esk on stepping stones from picturesque Lealholm, and heads through woods, across farmland and open moorland to Glaisdale Rigg. Steep hills and stiles.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Packed lunch required. Sorry no dogs. Minimum age 14.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Our guided walks are free, although a suggested donation of £2 is welcome, helping us to care for the National Park.
Booking essential via Eventbrite For more information call 01439 772738.
the Station, take the tarmac road to join the main road down into
Lealholm and the Car Park is approx 100m down the hill on the left.
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
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.
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.