Esk Valley Music and Ale Train 2017

Up Spirits! performing on the Music Train

A mobile party, featuring musicians and a real-ale bar, runs every Friday during the height of summer. Apart from the glorious scenery, refreshments and live music this is an ideal way to visit local hostelries at villages along the line for a meal and a relaxing few drinks before returning on the train.

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Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Tour de Yorkshire route map

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will take place between Friday 28 April and Sunday 30 April 2017. The train will be the ideal way to access viewing points along the route.

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Lovely Lealholm

Pottering about in Lovely Lealholm

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An easy flat walk from Whitby to Ruswarp

Whitby to Ruswarp walk

A short easy flat walk from Whitby to Ruswarp.

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Springtime ramble

A glorious springtime ramble accompanied by a host of wildlife.

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The Old Toll Road and Grosmont

A very relaxing and interesting day out in the Esk Valley.

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Beyond Boundaries Farm visit

Highland calves by Margaret Grant

A beautiful walk and a visit to a working farm.

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A visit to North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

Grosmont Station: Photo NYMR

A visit to the NYMR station at Grosmont and a visit to their engine shed.

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Beggar’s Bridge at Glaisdale

Brief history of Beggar’s Bridge, a walk and lunch at the Arncliffe Arms

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Farm Open Day

A day out for National Farm Sunday at Fowl Green Farm in Commondale.

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Saltburn-by-the-sea

A great over night stay in Saltburn-by-the-sea. What a relaxing journey without having to drive, we managed to see all the fantastic scenery on the Esk Valley line.

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Buster the dog’s afternoon out at Grosmont

An afternoon at Grosmont, a walk in the woods and a meal at The Station Tavern.

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Boating on the Esk

Rowing on the River Esk at Ruswarp

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In search of Dracula

Guided walks with Harry Collett around Whitby at 8.00 pm most evenings. Ghost walks, the Dracula experience and Heritage Walks to choose from.

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Wet Day in Whitby

Some ideas of what to do and where to go on a wet and windy day in Whitby

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Roseberry Topping & Captain Cooks Monument walk

A five and a half mile walk taking in Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook Monument. There are a few fairly steep ascents and descents.

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Goth Weekend in Whitby

Something different to enjoy in November. There is also one in April but the November one is the biggest and most popular Goth event. Travelling by rail avoids the problems of car parking in Whitby. You can spend two hours driving round trying to find somewhere on busy Saturdays.

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A visit to Danby Moors Centre

There is lots to do and see at Danby, including the Inspired by Gallery at the Danby Moors Centre, Crow Wood, the Woolly Sheep tearoom and the Stonehouse Bakery.

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A circular walk around Danby and Castleton

This walk from Castleton or Danby stations, is about 5 miles in total. Or it can be split into a 1.5 mile route East of the river, or 3.5 miles taking in Lower Danbydale, behind the village of Ainthorpe.

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Walks between Commondale and Castleton

A series of paths between these two villages in Upper Eskdale offer a variety of walks on gently rolling paths, with stunning views across the dale and the moors beyond.

• A wheelchair-friendly linear route between Commondale and Castleton (or vice versa) approx 2 miles.
• A less frequented route on the west side of the valley between the 2 villages. Approx 2.5 miles with lots of stiles and muddy in wet weather
• A short 2 mile circular route from Castleton
• A short 2.5 mile circular route from Commondale
• A 5 mile figure of eight, or circular route starting at either village.

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