Route of the Esk Valley Railway

Castleton Moor

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.


Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale Trains

Real Ale, Real Music, Real Fun!
Enjoying a pint of beer

Back on from 6th July, please see the Events page for details of bands and dates.

 The Exploited Land of Iron

TELThe North York Moors National Park have obtained funding for a five year project to protect and highlight the fascinating history behind the Iron Stone mining. To find out more, click on the The Exploited Land of Iron logo.

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

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 2-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 waymarkThe 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 Westerdale.
More about the Esk Valley Walk.

Sample fares from Castleton Moor   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby 6.90
Day Return to Middlesbrough 6.30
Note: All services from here are off-peak.

Journey times from Castleton Moor  
To Whitby 45 minutes
To Middlesbrough 45 minutes

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Train times from Castleton Moor (20.05.18 to 8.12.18)

Monday to Saturday
M'brough dep 0705 1020 1402 1756 2120 0841 1048 1346 1648
Castleton Moor dep 0751 1106 1451 1842 2205 0926 1144 1435 1737
Whitby arr 0837 1151 1536 1927 2250 1011 1229 1520 1822
Whitby dep 0845 1158 1559 1934 2257 1018 1246 1550 1828
Castleton Moor dep 0928 1241 1644 2017 2340 1101 1330 1634 1911
M'brough arr 1015 1329 1731 2105 0025 1148 1419 1723 1958
*Only runs on Fridays in June July & August.

Train times from Castleton Moor (10.12.17 to 19.05.18)

Monday to Saturday
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 0842 1050 1346 1651
Castleton Moor dep 0750 1114 1451 1826 0926 1145 1435 1741
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 1011 1230 1519 1825
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1559 1918 1022 1247 1546 1831
Castleton Moor dep 0928 1258 1643 2001 1105 1330 1629 1914
M'brough arr 1015 1345 1729 2047
1151 1416 1724 2002
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