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.

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 8.00
Day Return to Middlesbrough 7.20

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

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Train times from Castleton Moor (15.05.16 to 10.12.16)

Monday to Saturday
Sundays until 30.10.16
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1403 1740 2049 0905 1121 1356 1616
Castleton Moor dep 0750 1114 1451 1826 2134 0951 1207 1449 1711
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 2220 1036 1252 1534 1756
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1600 1918 2225 1044 1301 1547 1804
Castleton Moor dep 0928 1258 1644 2001 2306 1127 1344 1630 1847
M'brough arr 1015 1345 1730 2047 2351 1223 1433 1717 1933
* Only runs Fridays 17 June to 12 August, also Monday 22 August for Whitby Regatta and Friday 28 October for the Goth Special

Train times from Castleton Moor (13.12.15 to 14.05.16)

Monday to Saturday
Sundays from 20.03.16
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 1157 1535 1907 1032 1252 1532 1755
Whitby dep 0848 1218 1600 1919 1044 1303 1546 1805
Castleton Moor dep 0929 1259 1644 2000 1126 1344 1627 1846
M'brough arr 1015 1346 1729 2046
1221 1433 1717 1932


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