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.

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  

Email: info@craghousefarm.co.uk 

Website: www.craghousefarm.co.uk 

Walking

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 7.90
5.20
Day Return to Middlesbrough 7.10
4.70




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

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Train times from Castleton Moor (23.03.15 to 16.05.15)


 
Monday to Saturday
Sundays from 29.03.15
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 0905 1122 1355 1617
Castleton Moor dep 0752 1112 1451 1825 0950 1207 1448 1711
Whitby arr 0838 1159 1535 1911 1035 1252 1532 1755
           
Whitby dep 0850 1218 1600 1919 1044 1303 1546 1805
Castleton Moor dep 0931 1259 1644 2000 1126 1344 1627 1846
M'brough arr 1017 1346 1731 2047 2046 on Saturdays 1223 1433 1717 1932

Train times from Castleton Moor (14.12.14 to 22.03.15)


 
Monday to Saturday
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740
Castleton Moor dep 0752 1112 1451 1825
Whitby arr 0838 1159
1157 on Saturday
1535 1911
         
Whitby dep 0850 1218 1600 1919
Castleton Moor dep 0931 1259 1644 2000
M'brough arr 1017 1346 1731
1729 on Saturday
2047
2046 on Saturday

Train times from Castleton Moor (17.05.15 to 12.12.15)


 
Monday to Saturday
*
Sundays until 01.11.15
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 2049 0905 1122 1355 1617
Castleton Moor dep 0752 1112 1451 1825 2134 0950 1207 1448 1711
Whitby arr 0838 1157 1535 1907 2220 1032 1252 1532 1755
             
Whitby dep 0850 1218 1600 1919 2225 1044 1303 1546 1805
Castleton Moor dep 0931 1259 1644 2000 2306 1126 1344 1627 1846
M'brough arr 1017 1346 1729 2045 2351 1223 1433 1717 1932
* Only runs Fridays 19 June to 14 August, also Monday 17 August for Whitby Regatta and Friday 30 October for the Goth Special

 

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