Route of the Esk Valley Railway

Gypsy Lane

Flatts Lane Country Park

Flatts Lane, Normanby, Middlesbrough, TS6 0NN
This is a good place to begin exploring the countryside south of Normanby, but is a 45 minute walk (just over 2 miles) up to the top of Ormesby Bank and then over the hill and through the woods. The visitor centre has an exhibition room, where you can learn more about the history and the wildlife of the country park or have a go at solving one of the puzzles. Rangers are on hand to provide further information. Other facilities here include toilets and a first-aid point. There is also a small shop selling refreshments and gifts.
Find out more about Flatts Lane

There are now 18 services Monday to Saturday between Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough via Gypsy Lane and 10 each way on Sundays, all year round. Six services (Monday - Saturday) continue beyond Nunthorpe along the Esk Valley to Whitby. There are also two extended services that go beyond Nunthorpe; the 13:09 calls at Great Ayton and Battersby ONLY as does the 17:10.

Timetables and live train times are below:-

Live Train times to and from Gypsy Lane

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.

Lingfield Farm Countryside Centre

Mount Pleasant Way, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, TS8 0XF
An education centre devoted to environmental issues and rural conservation.
Find out more about Lingfield Farm Countryside Centre

St Mary's Cathedral

Dalby Way, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, TS8 0TW
This is the cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough. Dating from 1986, replacing a Victorian church nearer the city centre, it is a boldly modern building – designed by Frank Sawinston – with a distinctive fan-shaped form to optimise audibility and visibility for its congregation during services. Visitors are welcome.
Find out more about St Mary's Cathedral

The Brunton Arms

Gypsy Lane, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS7 0AQ
Tel: 0871 917 0007 

Also see the information pages for Marton and Nunthorpe because these stations are both close to Gypsy Lane.

Come and explore the Land of Iron Walks in the North York Moors

There are ten circular walks from stations with close connections to the Ironstone mining era of the late 1800s. Try the train down the Esk Valley and from Great Ayton to Grosmont, each station tells a story and shows a map with a circular walk. 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 the station.

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Off-Peak fares from Gypsy Lane   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby 7.90
Day Return to Middlesbrough 3.00

Note: Peak fares apply to trains departing before 09:00. The Esk Valley Railcard is valid on peak services.
Journey times from Gypsy Lane  
To Whitby 79 minutes
To Middlesbrough 11 minutes

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Live Train times to and from Gypsy Lane

Full Timetable 5 (Middlesbrough to Whitby) in pdf format

Full Timetable 2 (Nunthorpe & Middlesbrough to Newcastle) in pdf format


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