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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On Going projects  | Land of Iron | Exhibitions at Danby Moors Centre  | Ghost & Guided Walks Meander Down the Esk
   

What's on...

From.... Whitby Events

North York Moors Railway - Join the NYMR at Grosmont Station
For the Santa Specials, see the events page here

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Danby Moors Centre Events (Near Danby Station)


Ormesby Hall Events (Near Marton Station)



To.... Middlesbrough Events


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Esk Valley News


North York Moors National Park Events



Christmas Craft Fair - Beyond Boundaries
Short walk up from Commondale Station
Sunday 2nd December 11am to 3pm

We will be selling Christmas crafts made by our trainees. Have a tour of our farm and see what everyone has been up to this year.
Refreshments will be served.
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



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Events at Danby Moors Centre
Click here for events, exhibitions and things to do

Open all year round


DMC

  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

Live Trains http://www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk/live/index.html
Moors Bus Connections



North York Moors Railway

NYMR runs trains from 24th March to 4th November, 2018


Click here for Specials, Timetables and Tickets



Danby


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.

For Esk Valley Line train times to Grosmont see here and for live departures, here.



Sleights The Post Box Cafe (10 minutes from Station)
Mondays 1pm to 3pm
Games & Cup of Tea


Blues

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.

Live Trains http://www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk/live/index.html




Moors Bus restarts in May 2019
  Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Hol Mondays
 Dates to be announced

NYMR

Get 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

New Train Timetables for Danby (from 20 May, 2018)

Live Trains http://www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk/live/index.html




On Going Projects


Land of Iron Project 

This Exploited Land of Iron logo 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.



Dracula and Ghost Walks

Street in Whitby at night. Photograph by Angela Thirkill

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.

TIME: 7:30pm

PRICE: Adults 5, Children (under 12) 3

The Ghost Walk starts from the Whale Bone Arch opposite The Royal Hotel, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3HA

Dr Crank Tel: 07880 801 957
https://www.whitbywalks.com/

No need to book – just turn up. Tour departs at 7.30pm


Guided Walking Tours of Whitby

Rose Rylands is a locally born storyteller who shares an intimate knowledge of the coast and surroundings, along with local folklore, history, mysteries and legends. She runs a variety of guided walks, including Guided Walking Tours of Whitby and Ghost walks in Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby.

She also provides storytelling evenings for visiting school groups, as well as public speaking for weddings and events. All walks and events can be found on her website at www.whitbystoryteller.co.uk

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

Further details: northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby or johnfreemanstudio.co.uk




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