The Sunday Times recently described Lealholm as "the prettiest village in Yorkshire".
The River Esk runs through the centre of the village. Its stepping stones, over the bridge and beyond the Board Inn, have provided hours of fun for generations of children. The heights of the severe floods which took place in 1840 and 1930 are recorded on the wall of the Wesleyan Chapel close by.
The quickest route into the village is to turn right at the eastern end of the platform, across the railway track and down the footpath and stone steps.
Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale Trains for 2019
A late Friday service starts on Friday 29th March with
Music & Ale back on from the first Friday in May. Enjoy a scenic
trip up or down the Esk Valley and call in on one of the
pubs for a meal or drink, then catch the train coming back, or try a
walk from one station to the next.
The Board Inn
Five minutes walk from the station
Village Green, Lealholm, near Whitby, YO21 2AY
Tel: 01947 897279 www.theboardinn.com
Shepherds Hall Tea Rooms and Craft Gallery
Closed until March, 2019...
Down the track from the Station, turn right - five minutes walk.
Lealholm, near Whitby, YO21 2AQ
Tel: 01947 897746 www.shepherdshalltearooms.co.uk
Afternoon teas served with home made cakes
Lealholm Store & Beck View Tea Room
Stepping Stones Cottage Bakery
Stepping Stones, Lealholm Lane, Lealholm, near Whitby, YO21 2AJ
Tel: 01947 897626 firstname.lastname@example.org
Poets Cottage Shrub Nursery
Near the station
Lealholm, near Whitby, YO21 2AQ :
Tel: 01947 897424 www.poetscottage.co.uk
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
Lealholm to Glaisdale
A 6½-mile circular walk to Glaisdale via the River Esk and Glaisdale Swang. Full directions and map are given on the Arncliffe Arms website
Lealholm and Rake Lane: Walk with Bob Woodhouse
With its range of amenities and a delightful riverside setting, Lealholm ranks high on my list of favourite villages, it is also an ideal starting point for exploring parts of the nearby Eskdale countryside.
Esk Valley Walk
A 2-mile walk along the route of the Esk Valley Walk to Glaisdale, the next station eastwards, begins at the edge of the car park near the bridge. In the other direction, going uphill from the station, the Esk Valley Walk goes west for five and a half miles to Danby. More about the complete Esk Valley Walk.
|Off-Peak fares from Lealholm||With EVR Railcard discount|
|Day Return to Whitby||£5.60||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£6.40||
|Journey times from Lealholm|
|To Whitby||35 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||54 minutes|
to the single platform is step free; however access is through a gate
which can be a problem for wheelchair-users travelling alone.
There is a shelter on the platform.
Lealholm is an unstaffed station.
EVRDC maintain the community noticeboard.
The local Women's Institute maintain the flower borders.
Replacement bus pick-up point: at the post office on Lealholm Lane, same side as the post office for Whitby, the opposite side for Middlesbrough.
Taxis: advance booking is essential.
M&D 01947 895418
Local buses: these buses stop near Lealholm station.
26 Esk Valley Shopper - Guisborough
26 Glaisdale - Guisborough
27 Northallerton - Whitby but finishes 2nd April 2014
99 Lealholm - Whitby
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
Tea shops, grocer, plant nursery, pub, post office. Public toilets are near the village green.
Grid reference: NZ762079
Lat/Long: 54°27'37.8"N / 0°49'32.0"W