Route of the Esk Valley Railway


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.

Live Train times to and from Glaisdale

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.

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 through her
Off the Rails Facebook Page

Glaisdale Stations Toilets re-opened in 2018

Thanks 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.

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

Arncliffe Arms (at Carr End)

Near the station
Tel: 01947 897555

Bank House Farm Hostel

Self catering accommodation for group holidays / activities. Sleeps 14.
Tel: 01947 897297

Museum of Victorian Science   

    Close to the station, a journey of real science through 19th century physics.
    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.

Glaisdale Signal Box film

A short film extract from Railwatch about the signal boxes at Glaisdale and Battersby. First broadcast in 1989.

Still from the Railwatch film about Glaisdale signal box

Still from the Railwatch film about Glaisdale signal box


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.

Esk Valley Walk

Esk Valley Walk waymarkThe 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
Note: Peak fares apply to trains departing before 09:00. The Esk Valley Railcard is valid on peak services.

Journey times from Glaisdale  
To Whitby 28 minutes
To Middlesbrough 59 minutes

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