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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  THIS WEEK-END


Danby Moors Centre.  Dark Skies Exhibition.  From Friday 9th to Sunday 25th February

Heading eastwards for Commondale and well into the sheep country of the North York Moors National Park. Photograph by Phil Brown,  www.docbrown.info/docspics/eskvalleyline/


The programme of family-friendly activities in the North York Moors includes the return of some of the popular events from previous years, such as stargazing at our three Dark Skies Discovery Centres, daytime craft activities, ghost walks on the coast and night vision walks with forest rangers.  For more information, see here.


Jumble Sale - Ley Hall - Lealholm Saturday 17th February

    

Heading eastwards for Commondale and well into the sheep country of the North York Moors National Park. Photograph by Phil Brown,  www.docbrown.info/docspics/eskvalleyline/

Five minutes walk from the Station, Ley Hall is on your right as you head down towards the village on the main road.
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COMING UP SOON


Marie Curie Great Daffodil Train - Saturday 3rd March


Heading eastwards for Commondale and well into the sheep country of the North York Moors National Park. Photograph by Phil Brown,  www.docbrown.info/docspics/eskvalleyline/

Esk Valley Railway will be joining forces with the Nunthorpe Knitters to help raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The 08:45 train out of Whitby and the 10:28 returning train from Middlesbrough will have knitted daffodils on sale as well as the opportunity to make a donation, if you want to, to support this worthy cause.
To find out more about Marie Curie, please see here.



FairTrade

FairTrade at Middlesbrough Station
Thursday 8th March & Friday 9th March


Heading eastwards for Commondale and well into the sheep country of the North York Moors National Park. Photograph by Phil Brown,  www.docbrown.info/docspics/eskvalleyline/

As part of FairTrade fortnight, Esk Valley Railway and Middlesbrough Environment City will on Middlesbrough Station promoting FairTrade produce and informing travellers about services along the Esk Valley Line, in particular to James Cook Hospital. There will be a stall in the tunnel and on Platform 1 between 14:00 and 17:30
To find out more about FairTrade Fortnight, please see here.


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.


  Whitby Goth Weekend

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The next Whibty Goth Weekend will be held on the weekend of 27th to 29th April 2018. See here for more information



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

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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