Route of the Esk Valley Railway

Danby

The Moors Centre

About a mile and a half from the station lies the Moors National Park Centre, a former shooting lodge and now the main information centre for the National Park, with permanent and temporary exhibitions (especially of local artists and craftspeople), a gift shop and cafeteria, picnic and children's play areas. For more information and exhibition schedule, visit The Moors Centre website. Open daily from April to October and weekends in the winter (full details of opening times).

Canon Atkinson

The Reverend John Christopher Atkinson was Vicar of Danby from 1847 until his death in 1900. A pioneering archaeologist, geologist, folklorist and philologist, he remains best known for his book Forty Years in a Moorland Parish, first published in 1891, which is a fascinating account of the landscape and people in and around Danby.

Duck Bridge

Duck Bridge, Danby by Trish SteelClose to the station is a fine example of a single arched packhorse bridge. Dating from the late 14th century and long known as Castle Bridge (Danby castle itself is a short distance uphill from here), it has been called Duck Bridge after the well-respected local stonemason George Duck, who restored it in the 18th century.

Water Mill

Also close to the station is a fully restored and working 17th century watermill.

Danby Castle

Approximately a mile from the station, just above the foot of Little Fryup Dale, is Danby Castle, built in the 14th century for the Latimer family. It was the home of Katherine Parr, who became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. The largely ruinous medieval remains incorporate a later farmhouse. The Danby Court Leet, a body of freeholders with various governmental powers over this locality, still meets here.

Danby Show

Held in August each year: www.danbyshow.co.uk

Stonehouse Bakery and Tearoom

 

Duke of Wellington Inn

2 West Lane, Danby, near Whitby, YO21 2LY
Tel: 01287 660351 www.dukeofwellingtondanby.co.uk

Fox and Hounds

45 Brook Lane, Ainthorpe, near Whitby, YO21 2LD
Tel: 01287 660218 www.foxandhounds-ainthorpe.com

Walking

Danby Beacon

About 2 miles north-east from the railway station, on the route of the Esk Valley Walk, and set in heather moorland, is Danby Beacon, a prehistoric burial mound which has views for many miles over all the surrounding landscape. Here, in Napoleonic times, there was a beacon – tended by a soldier and his wife who lived on-site – which would have been lit in the event of a French invasion. More recently, during World War II, a radar station was situated here.

Danby station to Commondale

An 11-mile circuclar route passing three moorland crosses, Siss Cross, Job Cross, and White Cross, with views of Castleton.

Danby and Castleton: Walk with Bob Woodhouse

A series of scenic footpaths and bridleways run through birch woods and open moorland to link two of Eskdale’s attractive village settings at Danby and Castleton.

Esk Valley Walk

Esk Valley Walk waymarkThe Esk Valley Walk passes through Danby. More about the Esk Valley Walk.

Sample fares from Danby   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby 7.10
4.70
Day Return to Middlesbrough 7.20
4.75




Journey times from Danby  
To Whitby 42 minutes
To Middlesbrough 48 minutes

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Train times from Danby (23.03.15 to 16.05.15)


 
Monday to Saturday
Sundays from 30.0314
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 0905 1122 1355 1617
Danby dep 0755 1115 1454 1828 0953 1210 1451 1714
Whitby arr 0838 1159 1535 1911 1035 1252 1532 1755
           
Whitby dep 0850 1218 1600 1919 1044 1303 1546 1805
Danby dep 0928 1256 1640 1957 1123 1341 1624 1843
M'brough arr 1017 1346 1731 2047 2046 on Saturdays 1223 1433 1717 1932

Train times from Danby (14.12.14 to 22.03.15)


 
Monday to Saturday
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740
Danby dep 0755 1115 1454 1828
Whitby arr 0838 1159
1157 on Saturday
1535 1911
         
Whitby dep 0850 1218 1600 1919
Danby dep 0928 1256 1640 1957
M'brough arr 1017 1346 1731
1729 on Saturday
2041

2046 on Saturday

Train times from Danby (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
Danby dep 0755 1115 1454 1828 2137 0953 1210 1451 1714
Whitby arr 0838 1157 1535 1907 2220 1032 1252 1532 1755
             
Whitby dep 0850 1218 1600 1919 2225 1044 1303 1546 1805
Danby dep 0928 1256 1640 1957 2303 1123 1341 1624 1843
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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