A visit to Danby Moors Centre

Danby Station. Photo by Angie Thirkill

Danby Station. Photo by Angie Thirkill

I caught the 8.50 train from Whitby and arrived at Danby station at 9.28, I walked from the station to the Danby Moors Centre following the signs past the Duke of Wellington pub and the Stonehouse Bakery (must remember to call on the way back), it takes about 20 mins .

Once there I had a cup of tea and a homemade scone from the Woolly Sheep tearoom. I then visited the Inspired by Gallery with it’s changing displays of art, and I bought a few souvenirs in the shop, I also bought a Walks from the Moors Centre booklet priced £2.00 which contains 5 easy to follow routes. I then sat outside the tearoom and enjoyed a home cooked lunch followed by home made cake (which I shared with the many different kinds of small birds that came on the table ) whilst taking in the breath-taking view. I then enjoyed a stroll round Crow Wood (no dogs allowed) before making tracks back to the station. I called at the Stonehouse Bakery on the way and treat myself to flapjack and home made onion bread. I caught the 15.01 train back to Whitby arriving there at 15.43.

There’s a climbing wall for the kids or an outdoor play area.

Useful resources

Always look on the website prior to your visit for a list of events it’s www.northyorkmoors.org.uk or just put Danby Moors Centre in the search engine.


For timetables, detailed station information and more, visit the Esk Valley Railway main website, www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk.
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