The village of Castleton is a short walk uphill from the station. it is one of the largest villages on the moors and is a centre for key services (see local information panel).
The church on the edge of the village houses oak furniture designed by Robert Thompson, “The Mouse Man of Kilburn”, hallmarked with his distinctive carving of a mouse.
St Michael and St George
Designed by Leslie Moore in 1926, this fascinating church replaced the village's old iron church and was conceived of as a memorial to local people who perished in the War. Built from local stone by local craftesmen it contains superb examples of fine workmanship with furniture by Robert Thompson of Kilburn and a beautiful oak reredos designed by Mary Moore which depicts St Michael and St George slaying the dragon.
For more information: 01287 660388
Castleton & Danby Floral & Horticultural Society Annual Show
A traditional North Yorkshire village show, held on the second Saturday in September. Includes, craft stalls, classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, vintage engines, motorcycle trials display, children's foot races, free face painting, tug-of-war, birds of prey, local children's Salsa Band, terrier show, lurcher show, ferret show and pony sports. The station is 150 yards from the showfield. More information about Castleton & Danby show
The Eskdale Inn
Close to the station
Tel: 01287 660333 www.eskdaleinn.co.uk
The Downe Arms
Uphill in Castleton village
Tel: 01287 660223
Beacon View Farm
Luxury self-catering holiday barn accommodation for six. Open all year round. Vaulted Grade II listed building at the heart of the North York Moors National Park in DanbyDale.
Contact: Crag House Farm, Danby Head, YO21 2NW
Tel: 01287 660864 Mobile: 07811 364919
East to Danby
A 2-mile walk following the Esk Valley Walk route, which runs along the side of the dale through a deciduous wood and open moorland to Danby, the next station eastwards. To start the walk, leave the station, turn left and follow the main road uphill for a short distance, looking out for the Esk Valley Walk finger post (a leaping silhouette of a leaping salmon) on the right.
West to Commondale
A 2½-mile walk to the next station Commondale, along a clearly waymarked bridleway, along a ridge, beside open moorland, with fine views across the dale. To start the walk leave the station, turn left and follow the main road uphill. Where the road turns to the right, there is bridleway (and cycle route) clearly signed off to the left. Follow this track.
Danby and Castleton
Easy access by rail to villages in the Esk Valley offers any number of linear or circular routes, but one of my all-time favourites links Danby and Castleton.
Esk Valley Walk
Esk Valley Walk begins at Castleton Moor station, and its first loop of
16 miles takes you back here after Danby Dale, High Blakey and
More about the Esk Valley Walk.
|Sample fares from Castleton Moor||With EVR Railcard discount|
|Day Return to Whitby||£8.00||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£7.20||
|Journey times from Castleton Moor|
|To Whitby||45 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||45 minutes|
Access to the single platform is step free.
There is a shelter on the platform.
There is a small station car park with step-free access to the station entrance, but the car park is unmade and overgrown with vegetation.
Castleton Moor is an unstaffed station.
EVRDC maintain the community noticeboard and volunteers maintain the flower tubs and station environs.
Replacement bus pick-up point:at the station entrance, on the main road.
Taxis: advance booking is essential.
Loftus Taxis 01287 640989
A2B Skelton 01287 651063
Falcon Taxis Guisborough 01287 630333
Local buses: these buses stop near Castleton Moor.
26 Glaisdale - Guisborough
26 Esk Valley Shopper - Guisborough
27 Northallerton - Whitby but finishes 2nd April 2014
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
One of the largest villages on the Moors, Castleton hosts shops, a bank, tea rooms, gallery, pubs, a post office and several bed and breakfasts. Public toilets are on the High Street.
Grid reference: NZ683084
Lat/Long: 54°28'1.9"N / 0°56'47.7"W
Train times from Castleton Moor (15.05.16 to 10.12.16)
Monday to Saturday
Sundays until 06.11.16
|Castleton Moor dep||0750||1114||1451||1826||2134||0951||1207||1449||1711|
|Castleton Moor dep||0928||1258||1644||2001||2306||1127||1344||1630||1847|
|*Only runs Fridays 17 June to 12 August, also Monday 22 August for Whitby Regatta and Friday 28 October.|
Train times from Castleton Moor (13.12.15 to 14.05.16)
Monday to Saturday
Sundays from 20.03.16
|Castleton Moor dep||0752||1112||1451||1825||0950||1207||1448||1711|
|Castleton Moor dep||0929||1259||1644||2000||1126||1344||1627||1846|