This Exploited Land of Iron - Launch Saturday, March 18th at Danby Moors Centre 11:00 until 16:00
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. For more information on the project, see their web-site.
Photographer and writer Ian MacDonald reflects upon the past industries of the North York Moors. The exhibition is a companion piece to a 5-year National Park project – This Exploited Land of Iron: the trailblazing story of ironstone and railways in the North York Moors. More information here...
Danby Moors Centre is a 20 minute walk from the station so the 10:28 from Middlesbrough gets in 11:17 and return 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 at 15:59.
Royal Scot 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 March and 1 & 2 April 2017
The North York Moors Railway is hosting the Royal Scot to
celebrate 50 years since the formation of its charitable Trust (1967 -
2017). This is lilley to be a hugely popular event and to avoid parking
problems in Grosmont, why not try the Esk Valley line to get to
Grosmont and walk across the platform to the steam trains. Train
times to and from Grosmont to Middlesbrough, Whitby and stations in
between are available here. For more information on the NYMR event, see their web-site.
Whitby Goth Week-end Spring 2017 - 21st-23rd April 2017
first Goth week-end of 2017 will be held on the week-end after Easter -
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April. For tickets and details of the
week-end see here...
Sunday trains will be running between Middlesbrough and Whitby.
Note: No dates yet set for the late Autumn Whitby Goth Weekend.
Dracula and Ghost Walks
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 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.
Sunday Services for 2017
- Sunday services return on 2 April 2017 and will run all year round.
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.