Route of the Esk Valley Railway

Castleton Moor

The village of Castleton is a short walk uphill from the station. it is one of the largest villages on the moors and is a centre for key services (see local information panel).

The church on the edge of the village houses oak furniture designed by Robert Thompson, “The Mouse Man of Kilburn”, hallmarked with his distinctive carving of a mouse.

Live Train times to and from Castleton Moor

Full Timetable Middlesbrough to Whitby (No. 5) in pdf format

Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale Trains for 2019

Real Ale, Real Music, Real Fun!
Enjoying a pint of beer

A late Friday service starts on Friday 29th March with Music & Ale back on from the first Friday in June (7th) with "Serenity Duo" on board. See our Events page for further details.
Enjoy a scenic trip up or down the Esk Valley and call in on one of the pubs for a meal or drink, then catch the train coming back, or try a walk from one station to the next.

The Railway Bridge at Castleton
The damaged section has now been replaced and the foundations have been re-inforced.  This was necessary following the bridge strike last year. Trains are running again, though the road is closed to vehicles until the end of April.

Bridge SPMT

Land of Iron

TELThe North York Moors National Park have obtained funding for a five year project to protect and highlight the fascinating     history behind the Iron Stone mining. To find out more, click on the Land of Iron logo.

St Michael and St George

Designed by Leslie Moore in 1926, this fascinating church replaced the village's old iron church and was conceived of as a memorial to local people who perished in the War. Built from local stone by local craftesmen it contains superb examples of fine workmanship with furniture by Robert Thompson of Kilburn and a beautiful oak reredos designed by Mary Moore which depicts St Michael and St George slaying the dragon.

For more information: 01287 660388

Castleton & Danby Floral & Horticultural Society Annual Show

A traditional North Yorkshire village show, held on the second Saturday in September. Includes, craft stalls, classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, vintage engines, motorcycle trials display, children's foot races, free face painting, tug-of-war, birds of prey, local children's Salsa Band, terrier show, lurcher show, ferret show and pony sports. The station is 150 yards from the showfield. More information about Castleton & Danby show

The Eskdale Inn

Close to the station
Tel: 01287 660333

The Downe Arms

Uphill in Castleton village
Tel: 01287 660223 

Beacon View Farm

Luxury self-catering holiday barn accommodation for six. Open all year round. Vaulted Grade II listed building at the heart of the North York Moors National Park in DanbyDale.
Contact: Crag House Farm, Danby Head, YO21 2NW
Tel: 01287 660864 Mobile: 07811 364919 


East to Danby

A 2-mile walk following the Esk Valley Walk route, which runs along the side of the dale through a deciduous wood and open moorland to Danby, the next station eastwards. To start the walk, leave the station, turn left and follow the main road uphill for a short distance, looking out for the Esk Valley Walk finger post (a leaping silhouette of a leaping salmon) on the right.

West to Commondale

A 2-mile walk to the next station Commondale, along a clearly waymarked bridleway, along a ridge, beside open moorland, with fine views across the dale. To start the walk leave the station, turn left and follow the main road uphill. Where the road turns to the right, there is bridleway (and cycle route) clearly signed off to the left. Follow this track.

Danby and Castleton

Easy access by rail to villages in the Esk Valley offers any number of linear or circular routes, but one of my all-time favourites links Danby and Castleton.

Esk Valley Walk

Esk Valley Walk waymarkThe Esk Valley Walk begins at Castleton Moor station, and its first loop of 16 miles takes you back here after Danby Dale, High Blakey and Westerdale.
More about the Esk Valley Walk.

Sample fares from Castleton Moor   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby 7.10
Day Return to Middlesbrough 6.50
Note: All services from here are off-peak.

Journey times from Castleton Moor  
To Whitby 45 minutes
To Middlesbrough 45 minutes

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Live Train times to and from Castleton Moor

Full Timetable Middlesbrough to Whitby (No. 5) in pdf format

Travel the route: follow the links to find out about the stations
Middlesbrough | travel east – towards the sea | travel west – inland | Whitby
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