Music Train in the Summer

Highway 61 playing the Music Train

Music & Ale Train trip along the Esk Valley, Friday evenings in the Summer.

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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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Gorgeous Glaisdale

Exploring Glaisdale.

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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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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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Curly-Wurlys in the guard’s van

A brief overview of Curly-Wurlys in the guard’s van

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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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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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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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Family Day out to Lealholm

There is plenty to do and see at Lealholm – an excellent pub, the village shop, two tearooms, a bakery, a craft shop, plant nursery and the idyllic River Esk. A fantastic day for all the family.

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A day out in Newcastle

Tyne Bridge, Newcastle

This day out gives plenty of time to enjoy all that the city of Newcastle has to offer – great shops, restaurants, bars, boat trips on the river Tyne, historical buidings and much more. There is always something to tempt you, at any time of year, so make this excursion a regular one.

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A day out in York

York Minster

This gives you four and a half hours at York – enough time for a leisurely lunch and some quality shopping time. Relax with a car-free day out. The constantly changing scenery along the Esk Valley is an absolute delight. No car park fees or Park and Ride issues. The train station is right near the city centre.

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Day out to Stewart Park

This is a great day out for the family. They have a superb cafe there. There is plenty to do and the playground is superb. The park was recently upgraded with National Lottery money and is well worth a visit. So easy to get to by rail.

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A 10-mile walk from Commondale to Lealholm, with afternoon tea and a pub meal

Lealhollm Moor: Pausing to admire view. Photo Rachel Adatia

A varied 10 mile walk through woodland and across Lealholm moor with a tea stop at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby and evening meal at The Board Inn, Lealhom.

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