Next Forget-me-not Train
on Wednesday, April 1st has been cancelled due the COVID-19 outbreak, though the actual 11:58 service will still be running (as far as we know - 17/03/20)
We will be re-starting the Forget-me-not Trains once the medical advice allows us to, as it has proved a very popular and beneficial event.
Information on the Forget-me-not Dementia Train
Departs Whitby Station 11:58, all stations to
Middlesbrough and back into Whitby at 15:37.
This is the usual service, no extra charges.
Live Music by the Dave Clegg Duo along with 'Pets as Therapy' dog Quinn, who got a lot of attention too!
Forget-me-not Buscuits and seeds are handed out on each trip.
Bring your own picnic and enjoy the ride from
Whitby to Middlesbrough and
gets back into Whitby 15:37.
Funded, with thanks, by
NYCC, ACoRP & Northern Railway
first of our Forget Me Not trains ran on Wednesday 4th September.
People joined the train at Whitby and stations along the
line, many bringing their picnics. Dave and Tony providing
the music had everyone singing along and we even had people dancing in
The train departs Whitby at 11.58 and travels to Middlesbrough and back for the standard fare. If someone has a £20 Disabled Railcard, they and their carer get 30% off.
The train will run on the first Wednesday of each month: 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December.
Please watch our website/Facebook or Twitter for further information on a wonderful day out on what was voted one of the most scenic railways in the Country.
Tour De Yorkshire 2020
Stage 1 - Thursday 30th April comes through Whitby
Try the train to Whitby - Download timetable here
The men’s race gets going in Beverley and proceeds to Hornsea before following the coastline in a northerly direction. The first intermediate sprint will be contested in Flamborough, and Filey and Robin Hood’s Bay both make welcome returns before the first mountains classification points are up for grabs on the Côte de Hooks House Farm. With those in the bag, a second intermediate sprint will take place at Whitby Abbey, and once the riders have passed through Sandsend they’ll be faced with the second climb of the day – the Côte de Lythe Bank. Any riders that fall off the pace on there will have to work hard to get themselves back into contention before the action reaches a gripping conclusion in Redcar – the most northerly location the Tour has ever visited.
Celebrate Whitby’s Fishing Heritage at this FREE Festival
Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th May
Train times from Middlesbrough into Whiby (pdf) here.
Explore everything that’s special about the Yorkshire Coast’s magnificent maritime culture, from the building of its boats to its multi award-winning fish restaurants.Choose from an endless choice of activities at this jaunty weekend, so much to enjoy for all the family. Whitby is one of the few places left in Britain where you can still experience the seafarer’s way of life from sea to shore, as it has been for hundreds of years.
Whitby Events coming up...
North York Moors Railway (closed until 6th April)
NYMR 2020 Events
Live Times for Northern services to Grosmont Station
Alight here for the Rail Trail and other walks
The railway is currently closed until the 6th April 2020. During this time we are replacing bridges at Goathland and Newbridge, relaying track at Fen Bog and progressing on many other projects along the line.
To.... Middlesbrough Events
New Services from 15th December will include a Late Night Service Mondays to Saturdays
the train on any evening, Monday to Saturday from 15th December to call in at one of the many pubs close
to stations along the Esk Valley or take a walk between stations as the
days get longer. Walking times are approximate and based on a leisurely
3km per hour or 100m in 2 minutes. Pubs are based on location, not
Feedback welcome @EVRDC #trythetrain #trythepub
"The Royal Oak" and "The Tannery"
1.1km: 22 minute walk into the Village
"The Dudley Arms" in the next village, Ingleby Greenhow
1.2km: 24 minute walk
"The Cleveland Inn"
500m: 10 minute walk from the station
"The Eskdale Inn" next door to the station - Closed from 1st June :(
"The Downe Arms" up in the Village.
600m: 12 minute walk
"The Duke of Wellington"
300m: 6 minute walk
"Fox and Hounds" in Ainthorpe
800m: 16 minutes walk
"The Board Inn" (pictured above)
300m: 6 minute walk, all downhill on the way there!
"The Arncliffe Arms"
200m: 4 minute walk
"Postgate Inn" next door to the station
"The Horseshoe" in the main village, go under the railway bridge then over the river and bear right. 600m: 12 minute walk
"The Wheatsheaf Inn" and “The Witching Post” turn left and up the hill
1.2km: 25 minutes, 15 minutes coming back!
"The Station Tavern"
100m: 2 minute walk
"The Salmon Leap"
50m: 1 minute walk
"The Plough Inn" up through the village on the A169
1.6km: 36 minute walk
"The Forge" in Aislaby. Cross the river and the A169, bridleway
2km: 40 minute walk
"The Bridge" just over the road
of pubs. "The Waiting Room" is on Platform 2 and over the road "The
Station" (who are strong supporters of the railways) are both good
starting points, with an excellent range of beers.
Try the CAMRA website to check what is available at each https://whatpub.com/
Short walk up from Commondale Station
Have a tour of
our farm and see what everyone has been up to this year.
Take the 10:20 from
Middlesbrough which arrives Commondale 11:03 then 12:45 ior 16:48 back up the Line
towards Middlesbrough. From Whitby, take the 11:58 departure arrives 12:45 and
then 14:48 back towards Whitby. Live Trains 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
- 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 (From May to September)
Moors Bus restarts in May 2020
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
On Going Projects
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.