The Esk Valley Railway runs through the North Yorkshire Moors. It is on average 150 miles from Edinburgh, 200 miles from London, 225 miles from Cardiff and 280 miles from Exeter
How to get to Whitby (Visit Whitby website)
How to get to Middlesbrough (Visit Middlesbrough website)
Interactive map of the Esk Valley Railway line
Visit the Along the Line page for information about each of the places served by the Esk Valley Railway line:
- things to do and see
- places to eat and drink
- transport connections and printer-friendly train timetable
Destinations along the route of the Esk Valley Railway line
- Gypsy Lane
- Great Ayton
- Castleton Moor
Places to visit, heritage leaflet
A leaflet, with map, describing places to visit along the Esk Valley Railway line.
Timetables for each Station
On the station pages, you will find, on-screen and in printer-friendly format, all the arrival and depature times at that particular station, along with journey duration times to Whitby and Middlesbrough, as well as sample ticket prices.
Buses on the Moors
The Moorsbus service runs from Easter to October each year. It's a network of routes to and within the North York Moors National Park which complement other bus and train routes.
Moorslink tickets offer unlimited travel for the day on the Moorsbus network and Esk Valley Railway between Whitby and Middlesbrough. See Fares page for more details
Northern Rail is working on reducing its carbon footprint and the amount of pollution it produces. It also aims to reduce its consumption of natural resources and to reuse orrecycle more of the waste that it generates.
Music and Ale Trains
On Friday evenings during the summer, enjoy spectacular scenery, real ale and live music on the Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale trains. This is a good opportunity to visit one on the many great pubs along the line for an evening meal and a few relaxing drinks, before returning on the late train. The next Summer season Music Trains will run from Friday 5 July to 30 August 2013.
The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) is a bold new gallery of modern and contemporary art. MIMA hosts temporary exhibitions of fine art and craft from 1900 up to the present day. Exhibitions change every three months. MIMA is a short walk away from Middlesbrough railway station.
You can take bikes on the train free of charge and without the need to make reservations. For cycle route ideas and cycling related websites to help you plan your trip, visit the cycling page.