Ruswarp is a village on the boundary of the National Park. It has a range of shops and a pub. Crossing the River Esk downstream is an impressive viaduct, 120 feet high, which was built (using 5,250,000 bricks) to carry the Scarborough-to-Whitby railway line, which was closed in 1965. The viaduct is now owned by Sustrans and carries "The Cinder Track" (a walk/cycleway along the former Whitby-to-Scarborough railway line).
Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale Trains for 2019
Real Ale, Real Music, Real Fun!
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 Bridge Inn
Across the road, very handy for the station!
High Street, Ruswarp, Whitby YO21 1NJ
Tel: 01947 602780
Ruswarp Pleasure Boats
Five minutes walk from Ruswarp railway station
Rowing boats and canoes
Open seven days a week 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
'Millbeck', The Carrs, Ruswarp, Whitby, North Yorkshire. YO21 1RL
Tel: 01947 604658/601610
Open daily from 11am to 4pm (weather permitting) and is closed from Monday 30th October. Reopens Easter 2019.
Tel: 01947 600109
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
There is a pleasant and physically undemanding walk between Ruswarp and Whitby (approximately 1½ miles) mostly along a stone pannierway, know as Monks Trod. The walk is signposted from the main street in Ruswarp. Follow the Esk Valley Walk signs to Whitby.
Esk Valley Walk
The Esk Valley Walk passes through Ruswarp. More about the Esk Valley Walk.
The heritage steam train services from Pickering to Whitby do not stop at Ruswarp station.
|Off-Peak fares from Ruswarp||
With EVR Railcard discount
|Day Return to Whitby||£2.40||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£6.80||
|Journey times from Ruswarp|
|To Whitby||7 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||82 minutes|
Access to the single platform is step free, the station is wheelchair accessible.
There is a shelter on the platform.
Ruswarp is an unstaffed station.
The platform flower tubs and environs are maintained by local volunteers.
EVRDC maintains the community noticeboard.
Taxis: advance booking essential.
PH 01947 821585
Also served by taxis from Whitby
Local buses: these buses stop near Ruswarp station.
95 Sleights - Whitby
840 Malton - Whitby
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
There are several shops, including a general store and butcher. The pub is the Bridge Inn. Public toilets are across the Green, opposite the railway station.
Grid reference: NZ890091
Lat/Long: 54°28'11.6"N / 0°37'40.9"W