Buster the dog’s afternoon out at Grosmont

River Esk from Grosmont bridge by Don Readman

River Esk from Grosmont bridge by Don Readman

Myself and my owner caught the 12.41 train from Whitby to Grosmont ( I’m so excited I love going on the train ) we arrive at 12.58. I have to be careful getting off the train as there’s a bit of a gap between the train and platform. We set off across the old bridge to my favourite place – the woods, so many smells and sounds and rows and rows of trees – doggy heaven. We have to take care as the woods surround the North Yorkshire Moors National park car park, once clear of that I’m off my lead! We walk through the woods with the sound of the river Esk in the background so many lovely wild flowers and different kinds of birds.

After a long walk we head to The Station Tavern for a cool drink and something to eat, the Station Tavern used to be called “The Tunnel Inn” in the 1830s as the village of Grosmont was known as ” Tunnel “. It’s amazing what information you can pick up from our two legged friends! At The Station Tavern my owner tucks in to scampi and chips (they do lovely reasonably priced meals) we sit outside in the sun watching the steam trains go in and out of Grosmont station (they are big and noisy and make me jump) We then head to the Co-op for doggy treats, and then to the Northern platform to wait for our train, it arrives at 15.22 and we are back Home to Whitby in no time. It’s a dogs life!

Useful information

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