Northern Rail has paid for the original wall clock at Egton station to be restored by Mr Dave Perett of Whitby. The clock was removed and refitted by Esk Valley Railway Development Company volunteers.
St Hedda's Church
St Hedda's Roman Catholic church (open daily to visitors) is famous for its murals and for the shrine dedicated to Father Nicholas Postgate who was executed at York in 1679 for working as a Catholic priest on the Moors. The church contains some of his possessions.
Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show
On the first Tuesday in August, St Hedda's schoolroom is the venue for the Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show run by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society annually since 1800. This locality holds the record for the world's biggest gooseberry at 2 oz (56 grams)
The Postgate Inn
Next to the station
Egton Bridge, Whitby, YO21 1UX
Tel: 01947 895241 www.postgateinn.co.uk
The Horseshoe Hotel
Egton Bridge, Whitby, YO21 1XE
Tel: UK 01947 895245 www.thehorseshoehotel.co.uk
Nearby, the main village of Egton is reached by the road running uphill north from the station past the Anglican church.
Established in 1876 and held each August, The Egton Agricultural Show, is the largest event of its kind on the North Yorkshire Moors. www.egtonshow.co.uk
The Wheatsheaf Inn
The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton, Whitby, YO21 1TZ Tel: 01947 895271, YO21 1TZ, Tel: 01947 895271 www.wheatsheafegton.com
The Horseshoe Inn
Egton, Whitby, YO21 1TZ
Tel:01947 895274 www.yehorseshoe.co.uk
Short walks and picnics
Egton Bridge and nearby Arncliffe Woods (to the west) are pleasant places for picnics. On arriving at the station, walk past St Hedda's Church westward for several hundred yards. Cross the bridge and follow the road round to the right, past The Horseshoe Hotel, seen below the road on the right hand side. Keep walking , cross a small bridge. There are stepping stones here, a double set where the River Esk divides around a wooded island. They are reached by a path by a tall mill with a broken weir.
Just a little way ahead you will come to the entrance to Arncliffe Woods. The path is easy to follow through the woodland, for about a mile, before emerging at the other end near Glaisdale.
Another walk, the first turning right after St Hedda's Church, takes you to where the river can be crossed by two sets of stepping stones, joining the other route at the Horseshoe Hotel.
The River Esk affords excellent fly fishing for salmon and brown trout. Permission must be obtained from the landowners or clubs possessing fishing rights. Permits from Mr Simms, 01947 604658. Also see the North York Moors National Park fishing page
Esk is Best walk
A 2¾-mile linear walk along ancient stone trods through the stunning Esk Valley countryside, from Glaisdale station to Egton station.
- Download a pdf of the Esk is Best walk (A walk in the Esk Valley produced by the North York Moors National Park Authority, from NYMNP website)
Birds, Bracken and Bugs walk
A 6-mile circular walk from Egton station, after a relatively gentle climb, the route crosses the moor top, before descending (steeply in places) back into the Esk Valley. There are superb moorland views, stretching right to the coast.
- Download a pdf of the Birds, Bracken and Bugs walk ((A walk in the Esk Valley produced by the North York Moors National Park Authority, from NYMNP website)
Farming Matters walk
A 6-mile linear walk from Egton station to Glaisdale station through the secluded valley of Glaisdale. After a relatively gentle climb to Grange Head Farm, the route crosses over the tops before it descends into Glaisdale.
- Download a pdf of the Farming Matters walk (A walk in the Esk Valley produced by the North York Moors National Park Authority, from NYMNP website)
Egton station to Sleights station
A 10-mile "there-and-back" route, or if you want to shorten the walk, simply return from Sleights to Egton by train – a 15 minute journey
Egton station to Grosmont and Beck Hole
A 7-mile circular walk that includes a mid-way stop at Birch Hall Inn, Beck Hole for lunch.
Esk Valley Walk
The Esk Valley Walk passes through Egton Bridge. More about the Esk Valley Walk.
|Sample fares from Egton||
With EVR Railcard discount
|Day Return to Whitby||£4.80||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£6.80||
|Duo Return Ticket to Middlesbrough (two adults travelling together)||£10.20|
|Journey times from Egton|
|To Whitby||25 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||66 minutes|
Access to the single platform is via steps.
There is a shelter on the platform.
Egton is an unstaffed station.
The garden is cared for by volunteers.
The original station clock has been restored.
EVRDC and volunteers maintain the community noticeboard.
Taxis: advance booking is essential.
M&D 01947 895418
PH 01947 821585
Local buses: these buses stop near Egton station.
99 Lealholm - Whitby
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
Grid reference: NZ804053
Lat/Long: 54°26'15.1"N / 0°45'41.9"W
Train times from Egton (9.12.12 to 18.05.13)
Monday to Saturday
From Sunday 31 March 2013
Train times from Egton (19.05.13 to 7.12.13)
Monday to Saturday
Sundays 19.05.13 to 3.11.13
|*Only runs Fridays 5 July to 30 August, also Monday 12 August and Friday 1 November|