A mobile party, featuring musicians and a real-ale bar, just two more to go, it has been running every Friday through June, July and August and runs
until Friday 25th August.
Travel on the regular train departing from Whitby at 19.18 (Note: this service
can be very busy during the school holidays) and be entertained
with live music performed by local bands. Returning from Middlesbrough
at 20.49 (quieter), which arrives back in Whitby at 22.20. An
additional service will then return to Middlesbrough, leaving Whitby
at 22.25 and arriving at Middlesbrough 23.51 (Please note this train
will not have muisc or ale). Apart from the glorious scenery, refreshments and live music this is
an ideal way to visit local hostelries at villages along the line for a
meal and a relaxing few drinks before picking up the return train.
The bar is being run by Andrew Waller of the Station Inn, Whitby, and will be serving 'bright' real ale from the Whitby Brewery, wines and soft drinks.
We are very grateful to Andrew who, together with Northern Railway and North Yorkshire Moors Railway, are funding a splendid selection of musicians for your entertainment this summer. So no extra charge – just an ordinary fare (£7 return or £4.60 with an Esk Valley Railcard) - so sit back and enjoy a social evening of music and fun.
- Danby Show Wednesday 16th August,
- Egton Show Wednesday 23rd August and
- Castleton Show Saturday 9th September
10th August to 2nd September, 2017
Station is a 15-20 minute walk away from the Theatre (from the station head up into the
village, turn right just before the pub (or pop in for a drink and
something to eat) and follow the footpath towards the Theatre. Click here for a Map.
For the matinees (14:30 start and approx 2hr 30 mins running time), you can catch the 12:15 from Whitby and have time for lunch in Glaisdale and then back to Whitby at 18:41 ... or the 10:28 from Middlesbrough (Arr Glaisdale 11:29 - plenty of time for a walk & lunch) and catch the 18:43 back (more time for walks & tea). On Fridays in August there is a late train back to Middlesbrough which leaves Glaisdale station at 22:49. So come on the 17:40 from Middlesbrough (Arr Glaisdale 18:41) in time for the 19:30 start and then approx 50 mins to get back for the train at 22:49.
Take the X93 Bus from Whitby Bus Station (20 metres from the Train Station) and get off in Cloughton - Bus times here.
Last Bus back connecting with the last train to Middlesbrough (from
Whitby) leaves Cloughton at 18:12. Last Bus back to Whitby at
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
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.
The second Goth Weekend of 2017 will be held on the weekend of Autumn half term. Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October.
Dracula and Ghost Walks
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
A book of watercolour paintings thatportray the River Esk in all seasons and moods by the artist, watercolouristJohn 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.
Sunday Services for 2017
Sunday services return on 2 April 2017 and will 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.
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.