Esk Valley Railway to Whitby
From the heart of Middlesbrough to the historic seaside town of Whitby, passing through the North York Moors National Park and serving 15 stations along the route
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Green Sunday | NYMR WarTime Weekend MusicPort | Goth WeekendThis Exploited Land | Exhibitions at Danby Moors Centre  | Ghost WalksMeander Down the Esk

  Green Sunday 15th October - Whitby station

To celebrate and promote the un-interrupted year round Sunday Service, we are running a “Green Sunday” event at Whitby Station on Sunday 15th October, 12:30 to 15:30.  The event is being run by Moor Sustainable, a local Community Interest Company, who will also be looking at the positive impacts of rail travel and other green modes of transport.  Local businesses with a green motive are welcome to get in touch and provide promotional material. Contact

There will a prize draw for free Northern Tickets on the day so come along and find out more.

North York Moors Railway in Wartime weekend Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October


  MusicPort Whitby Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd October 2017.

The annual music feast is here, for tickets more information, see here...



  Whitby Goth Weekend Autum 2017

The second Goth Weekend of 2017 will be held on the weekend of  Autumn half term. Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October. See here for Tickets
Northern Railway have agreed to run an additional late service on Friday 27th October which will leave Middlesbrough at 20:49 and return from Whitby at 22:25. 

        Visit the Goth Weekend website for tickets and details about the weekend

      This Exploited Land of Iron

This Exploited Land of Iron logo 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 forgotten.
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.


  Inspired by... Gallery at Danby

Inspired by... Gallery at DanbyThe 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

Street in Whitby at night. Photograph by Angela Thirkill

Learn 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

Watercolour by John Freeman

A book of watercolour paintings thatportray the River Esk in all seasons and moods by the artist, watercolouristJohn Freeman.

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.

ISBN 978-1-903506-42-4

Further details see the Inspired by... exhibition page or

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