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 firstname.lastname@example.org
There will a prize
draw for free Northern Tickets on the day so come along and find out more.
The annual music feast is here, for tickets more information, see here...
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
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.
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
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
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.
Sunday Services for 2017
Sunday services return on 2 April 2017 and will 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.
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.