From.... Whitby Events
Music & Ale Late Train Friday, 26th October for Goth Week-end
Departs Whitby at 19:34 see below...
North York Moors Railway - Join the NYMR at Grosmont Station
Coming up for Hallowe'en - A spooky service will run from Pickering on the 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 October from 6:45pm
To.... Middlesbrough Events
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October
Whitby Pavilion & Other Locations
MusicPort is here again, Tickets on sale here
with the full line-up here
and details on the MusicPort on Tour
Late Train for Goth Weekend
There will be a late running train into
Whitby, and back to Middlesbrough on Friday 26th October, the start of
Departs Middlesbrough 21:20, Arrives into Whitby at 22:49.
Departs Whitby at 22:57, Arrives into Middlesbrough 00:24
We have Sam Lenton providing the Music
on Board, if you missed him in the Summer, then now's your chance to
hear him perform - he's good!
This photo won second prize at the Community Rail Awards, 2108, from our Station Adopters at Battersby
ESK VALLEY THEATRE PRESENTS
The Owl & the Pussy Cat
Two matinee dates that you can get to by Train
Tuesday 23rd Oct, Whitby Coliseum. Starts 14:30.
Tel: 01947-825000 for tickets
Train into Whitby Arrives 11:59,
gives you plenty of time for lunch (The Coliseum does good value
lunches) then catch either the 15:59 or the 19:34 back towards
Live Train Times to and from Whitby
Wednesday 7th Nov, Danby Village Hall. Starts 14:30.
Tel: 01947-897587 for Tickets
Train in from Middlesbrough arrives at 12:55. This is a pub, shop
and a cafe near the Village Hall. Return at 16:40 to
Middlesbrough, and direct onto Hartlepool & Newcastle. From
Whitby, it doesn't work so well; the 11:58 arrives Danby at 12:38, but
coming back it is a long wait until 18:45.
For tickets, other dates and times,
see Esk Valley Theatre website
Hunt for Herbs Photography Competiton
Danby, Egton & Castleton
August & September
We had a stand at three shows this year, Danby, Egton and Castleton. A competition ran at each one where people had to guess how many people had travelled on the Esk Valley line last year, with a prize of a family rail ticket from Northern. The idea was to try and get more people signed up to the Newsletter and with thanks to some Board Members and Station Adopters lending a helping hand, this was a huge success, we added over 150 people to the mailing list and have three lucky winners for the competition, the answer was 832,066 just in case you were wondering. The winners have been informed and will be receiving their free Northern Railway passes soon. There are also some free tickets for our 1,000 newsletter subscriber. If you would like to receive our newletter, which comes out every two months, subscribe via our newsletter page here.
Events at 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
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 restarts in May 2019
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Hol Mondays
Dates to be announced
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.