Almost next to the station is Beggar's Bridge, the famous packhorse bridge built by Thomas Ferries in 1619. An ancient pannierway, made of stone trods, passes up through Arncliffe Woods from here.
The small settlement of Carr End is next to the station. The main
village of Glaisdale is a mile away. Like Grosmont, in the late nineteenth
century Glaisdale was an ironstone-mining village, similarly
recognisable by its terraces of slate-roofed cottages.
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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.
Off the Rails - Sourdough Bakery
A new enterprise has opened up at the Station House.
Maggie Rich is baking sourdough bread to order and can be contacted
Off the Rails Facebook Page
Glaisdale Stations Toilets re-opened in 2018
to funding from ACORP (now the Community Rail Network), DfT and
Northern Railway and the support of Glaisdale Station Adopters, the
toilets have been open for use since May 2018 providing welcome relief
for train travellers and walkers alike!
Peter Roberts MBE, ACoRP Chairman (right) does the honours, with Alan Williams, EVRDC Chairman (left). It was a misty and cold morning but the cakes and hot drinks warmed those who came to support the opening.
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
Arncliffe Arms (at Carr End)
Near the station
Tel: 01947 897555 www.arncliffepubglaisdale.co.uk/
To arrange your visit or for any other enquiries please call (01947) 897440
Visits arranged by appointment and last for approximately 1 hour 45 minutes (ages 18+ only). Maximum of four per tour.
The Legend of Beggar's Bridge film
The Legend of Beggar’s Bridge is an independent short film produced by Eboracum Pictures of York. This endearing folktale tells of the poor Tom Ferries and his secret relationship with the local squire’s daughter, Agnes Richardson, and reveals how the bridge and the legend came to be. www.beggarsbridge.com
Glaisdale Signal Box film
A short film extract from Railwatch about the signal boxes at Glaisdale and Battersby. First broadcast in 1989.
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.
Glaisdale to Egton Bridge
For a slightly longer walk, try this 5-mile circular walk that also runs between Glaisdale and Egton stations.
- View the walk and download a pdf (A walk in the Esk Valley produced by the North York Moors National Park Authority, from NYMNP website)
Esk Valley Walk
The Esk Valley Walk passes through Glaisdale. More about the Esk Valley Walk.
|Off-Peak fares from Glaisdale||With EVR Railcard discount|
|Day Return to Whitby||£5.30||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£7.00||
|Journey times from Glaisdale|
|To Whitby||28 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||59 minutes|
There is level access to the Middlesbrough bound platform and barrow
crossing to the Whitby bound. Step free access from car park to station
entrance, however car park is cobbled and uneven.
There is a small station car park.
Glaisdale is an unstaffed station.
EVRDC maintain the community noticeboard.
Replacement bus pick-up point: on the main road, at the station entrance.
Taxis: advance booking is essential.
Abbey: 01947 606 666
Streamline: 01947 603 306
Recent Bridge Repairs
September 2020: Network Rail
have replaced the track over Bridge 82 at Limber Hill Wood. The old
track dated from the 1930s. For a video of the works between
Lealholm and Danby, please see the Twitter feed here.
During (above) and after (below)
Grid reference: NZ783055
Lat/Long: 54°26'21.6"N / 0°47'37.6"W