WARNING FROM NETWORK RAIL TO WALKERS BETWEEN SLEIGHTS & GROSMONT - PLEASE KEEP TO PUBLIC FOOTPATHS
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.
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 www.grosmontcoffeeshop.co.uk
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 www.chrisgeall.com
The Station Tavern
Close to the station
Tel: 01947 895060 www.stationtavern-grosmont.co.uk
The Rail Trail
This walk links Grosmont to Goathland (3½ 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
The 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||
|Journey times from Grosmont|
|To Whitby||21 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||69 minutes|
Access to the single platform is step free, the station is wheelchair accessible.
There is a shelter on the platform.
There is a pay & display car park .
Grosmont is an unstaffed station.
Grosmont station is well maintained by dedicated volunteers who have transformed the station garden.
Local buses: these buses stop near Sleights station. See map link below.
95 Lealhom - Grosmont - Whitby
840 Malton - Whitby
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
There are several shops at Grosmont, including a general store, bookshop, gallery and cafe and the Station Tavern.
Grid reference: NZ828052
Lat/Long: 54°26'11.0"N / 0°43'31.2"W