Esk Valley Mini Market at Danby Village Hall, 10 am–8 pm, free admission, refreshments available. All welcome. There will be a Grand Christmas Draw with all proceeds going to Esk Moors Caring.
Christmas Trees Viewing: 2–5 pm, free entry, donations for church funds welcome. Lights will be on every Saturday and Sunday pm, 9th Dec – 1st Jan, and during Christingle Service on Sun 24 Dec, 3.30 pm (No trains Christams Day or New Year's Day).
This Exploited Land of Iron
This Exploited Land of Iron tells the fascinating story of this
trailblazing period of industrial growth and exploitation. The project
will conserve and protect some of the most iconic structures and
landscapes that remain, help nurture the wildlife that has reclaimed
these spaces, and ensure this important part of our history is not
Esk Valley Railway will be working with NYMNP and Moors Bus to enable access to the project sites via public transport. To this end, the recent announcement of year-round Sunday train services is a timely boost to this aim.
The beautiful Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre in Danby hosts changing exhibitions of work by artists and makers who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors. Artwork including prints and photography, and artisan crafts, from ironwork to jewellery, are available for sale in the gallery shop and craft area.
Danby Moors Centre is a 20 minute walk from Danby station. The 10:28 from Middlesbrough gets to Danby at 11:17. You can return on the 12:55 or 16:40. From Whitby, the 08:45 gets to Danby at 09:25 and the 12:15 at 12:55. Return to Whitby on the 11:17, 14.55 or 18.29.
Dracula and Ghost Walks
more about the history of the town and its myths and legends and meet
Harry at the Whalebones on West Cliff for a Dracula or Ghost Walk...
after dark. Advance booking recommended:
Harry Collett 01947 821734
A Meander Down The Esk
A book of watercolour paintings that
portray the River Esk in all seasons and moods by the artist, watercolourist
It highlights the wildlife, history and architecture through his watercolours and drawings of the River Esk from its source, Esklets in Castleton, to the sea at Whitby. Three years in the making, the watercolours are complemented by detailed line drawings. The scenes along the river include heritage railway bridges along the route of the Middlesbrough to Whitby railway, which criss-crosses the river on its journey through the North York Moors National Park.
All Year Round Sunday Services.
Sunday services now run all year round. Take
advantage of the Sunday service to visit Esk Valley pubs and
Whitby for Sunday lunch and a stroll in the valley countryside. There
are four return services on Sundays. There will be extra services
between Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough making it easier to visit James
Cook Hospital and Middlesbrough on a Sunday.
The Esk Valley Walk is 35-mile waymarked trail which takes you from the source of the River Esk to the sea at Whitby harbour, passing through many of the villages along the Esk Valley Railway line. For more information and walksheets which can be for downloaded, visit the walking page.
Rail Ale Trail
This leaflet gives details of many of the great pubs along the Esk Valley Railway line.