Route of the Esk Valley Railway

Commondale

Commondale today is a quiet farming-based village. Before 1947, it possessed a brickworks, which explains why some of the houses, the church and the school are, unusually for this area, built of this material. The Esk Valley Railway freight services played a vital role in transporting the bricks and tiles beyond this locality. 

John Crossley, who owned the brick, clay pipe and pottery works is commemorated by an inscripton on the prominent brick built village institute building. The Crossley works closed in 1947.

The first railway station, built in 1880, is on the other side of the railway bridge.

Yorkshire Community Archeology are running a dig at Sand Hills House starting on 22nd August. More information here.

TEL

The 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 Land of Iron image.


The Cleveland Inn
In the centre of the village
Tel: 01287 660214

Beyond Boundaries (Fowl Green Farm)
Towards the Station.  Offering fully inclusive training, activities, sports and courses in the beautiful countryside and coast of North Yorkshire. Contact via Facebook

Walking

East to Castleton

A 2-mile walk to the next station Castleton, along a clearly waymarked bridleway, along a ridge, beside open moorland, with fine views across the dale. To start the walk, leave the station by a minor path and through a gate, then turn right onto the major track.

Heading eastwards for Commondale and well into the sheep country of the North York Moors National Park. Photograph by Phil Brown,  www.docbrown.info/docspics/eskvalleyline/ Moorland Magic walk

A 9-mile circular walk from Commondale station. A long but relatively gentle walk over undulating moorland and across fields.

Sample fares from Commondale   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby 8.70
5.80
Day Return to Middlesbrough 7.10
4.70

Journey times from Commondale  
To Whitby 48 minutes
To Middlesbrough 41 minutes

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Train times from Commondale (11.12.16 to 20.05.17)


 
Monday to Saturday
Sundays from 02.04.17
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 0905 1121 1356 1617
Commondale dep 0746 1110 1448 1822 0948 1204 1446 1708
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 1036 1252 1534 1756
           
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1559 1918 1044 1301 1547 1804
Commondale dep 0932 1302 1647 2005 1131 1348 1634 1851
M'brough arr 1015 1345 1729 2047
1223 1433 1717 1933

Train times from Commondale (15.05.16 to 10.12.16)


 
Monday to Saturday
*
Sundays until 06.11.16
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1403 1740 2049 0905 1121 1356 1616
Commondale dep 0746 1110 1448 1822 2130 0948 1204 1446 1708
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 2220 1036 1252 1534 1756
             
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1600 1918 2225 1044 1301 1547 1804
Commondale dep 0932 1302 1648 2005 2310 1131 1348 1634 1851
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, Friday 28 October for hallowe’en and Friday 4th November for Goth weekend.

 

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Telephone: 01947 601987
Email: trythetrain@eskvalleyrailway.co.uk

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