Route of the Esk Valley Railway



Grosmont developed mainly as a centre of ironstone mining, which flourished during the nineteenth century. From here the rock was taken to the Teesside blast furnaces. Grosmont also produced the 'Grosmont brick' from 1870 until 1957, a particularly dense brick which defies being drilled.

Live Train times to and from Grosmont

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

Steam Trains - Meet the NYMR at Grosmont

Today, the village is dominated by the heritage steam and diesel services operated by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which runs from Pickering to Grosmont, with an extra service along the Esk Valley Railway line from Grosmont to Whitby on some days during the summer season. See the Timetables page or North Yorkshire Moors Railway website.

Change train and platforms at Grosmont to connect with heritage steam services. The Esk Valley Railway shares the station with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Here the heritage and the service trains meet on opposite platforms. Visit the engine shed a short walk from the station to view the maintenance carried out on the steam engines.

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.

The Old School Coffee Shop

On the left hand side on the way to the Engine Shed
Home made cakes and fairtrade tea and coffee
Tel: 01947 895754

The Geall Gallery & Cafe

Close to the station, and visible from the platform. Excellent cakes.
Paintings, pottery, crafts and sculptures from local artists.
Tel: 01947 895007

The Station Tavern

Close to the station
Tel: 01947 895060


The Rail Trail

This walk links Grosmont to Goathland (3 miles). One side of the walk  runs along the route of George Stephenson's original railway line of 1836. The Land of Iron project (see walks below) has restored several bridges on the route and installed viewing silhouettes outlining the old ironwork to show how they used to look.


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 any station between Grosmont and Great Ayton; 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. 

Esk Valley Walk

Esk Valley Walk waymarkThe Esk Valley Walk passes through Grosmont. More about the Esk Valley Walk.

Off-Peak fares from Grosmont  
With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby 3.90
Day Return to Middlesbrough 7.10
Note: All services from here are currently off-peak.

Journey times from Grosmont  
To Whitby 21 minutes
To Middlesbrough 69 minutes

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