Route of the Esk Valley Railway


SallyMEgton Bridge sits below the village of Egton on the River Esk and this is where the station is.  There are two pubs here, one right next to the station, where the game of quoits is still played in the summer, one round the corner and two more up in the village, a 15 minute walk (see below).
Egton is famous for its large agricultural show (July) and its annual gooseberry show (August).

Live Train times to and from Egton

Line Guide for the Esk Valley Railway in pdf format

All Northern Timetables
Route 2: Nunthorpe & Middlesbrough to Newcastle & Metrocentre
Route 5: Middlesbrough to Whitby

Esk Valley Railway Forget-me-not Dementia-friendly Train
Due to coronavirus, we have had to cancel until further notice.
This service was running on the first Wednesday of the Month with live music from the Dave Clegg Duo, sing alongs and bring your own picnic. We will get this back as soon as we are able. For a flavour of last year's trains, see here.

Egton Agricultural Show - CANCELLED
The 131st Egton Show was to be held on Wednesday 25th August 2021, at Egton, North Yorkshire.


Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

On the first Tuesday in August, St Hedda's schoolroom is the venue for the Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show run by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society annually since 1800. This locality holds the record for the world's biggest gooseberry at 2 oz (56 grams).

The Postgate Inn

Next to the station.
Egton Bridge, Whitby, YO21 1UX
Tel: 01947 895241

The Horseshoe Hotel

Under the railway bridge, follow the road round the corner, over the river and 300 metres on the right.
Egton Bridge, Whitby, YO21 1XE
Tel: 01947 895245

St Hedda's Church

St Hedda's Roman Catholic church (open daily to visitors) is famous for its murals and for the shrine dedicated to Father Nicholas Postgate who was executed at York in 1679 for working as a Catholic priest on the Moors. The church contains some of his possessions.


Nearby, the main village of Egton is reached by the road running uphill north from the station past the Anglican church on the right. The Egton Show is held at the top of the hill, past the two pubs...

The Wheatsheaf Inn

Egton, Whitby, YO21 1TZ
Tel: 01947 895271

The Witching Post Inn

Egton, Whitby, YO21 1TZ
Tel: 01947 895537

Short walks and picnics

Egton Bridge and nearby Arncliffe Woods (to the west) are pleasant places for picnics. On arriving at the station, walk past St Hedda's Church, follow the main road round to the right and cross the bridge. Just before the Horseshoe Hotel entrance, on the right, there is a path that takes you down to the river where a small bridge, or stepping stones (if you dare!) take you over to a wooded island. A second set of stepping stones take you to the north side of the river.

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For a longer walk, continue past the Horseshoe Hotel on the road to Rosedale and up a hill near the settlement of Delves (0.7 miles), a path to the left heads into Arncliffe Woods. The path is easy to follow through the woodland, for about a mile, before emerging at the other end near Glaisdale. You can walk back on the otehr side of the Esk - head up Limber Hill and at the top find the path round Limber Hill Farm. The path heads across fields with the TV mast to your right. It re-joins the road at Broom House Farm. Head south, under the railway bridge and the road brings you back to Egton Bridge.

For a short-cut to The Horseshoe Hotel from the station, take the first turning right after St Hedda's Church, and after 100 yards or so, the river can be crossed by two sets of stepping stones, joining the other routes m

Fly fishing

The River Esk affords excellent fly fishing for salmon and brown trout. Permission must be obtained from the landowners or clubs possessing fishing rights. Permits from Mr Simms, 01947 604658. Also see the North York Moors National Park fishing page


Land of Iron Walks

There are ten circular walks from stations, including this one, with close connections to the Ironstone mining era of the late 1800s. Try the train up the Esk Valley to Great Ayton or down to Grosmont; each station has an information board that tells a story and shows a map with a circular walk for you to enjoy. The information boards were funded by the North York Moors National Park's Land of Iron Team and you can find out more about this amazing project here. There is also a permanent exhibition at the Moors Centre, Danby, which is a 20 minute walk from Danby station.

Egton Station to Glaisdale Station Circular Walk (start either end)

Egton Station to Sleights Station

A 10-mile "there-and-back" route, or if you want to shorten the walk, simply return from Sleights to Egton by train – a 15 minute journey

Egton station to Grosmont and Beck Hole

A 7-mile circular walk that includes a mid-way stop at Birch Hall Inn, Beck Hole for lunch.

Esk Valley Walk

Esk Valley Walk waymarkThe Esk Valley Walk passes through Egton Bridge. More about the Esk Valley Walk.

Off-Peak fares from Egton  
With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby 4.90
Day Return to Middlesbrough 7.10
Note: Peak fares apply to trains departing before 09:00. The Esk Valley Railcard is valid on peak services.

Journey times from Egton  
To Whitby 25 minutes
To Middlesbrough 66 minutes

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