Almost next to the station is Beggar's Bridge, the famous packhorse bridge built by Thomas Ferries in 1619. An ancient pannierway, made of stone trods, passes up through Arncliffe Woods from here.
The small settlement of Carr End is next to the station. The main village of Glaisdale is a mile away. Like Grosmont, in the nineteenth century Glaisdale was an ironstone-mining village, similarly recognisable by its terraces of slate-roofed cottages.
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
Arncliffe Arms (at Carr End)
Near the station
Tel: 01947 897555 www.arncliffearms.co.uk
Self catering accommodation for group holidays / activities. Sleeps 14.
Tel: 01947 897297
The Legend of Beggar’s Bridge film
The Legend of Beggar’s Bridge is an independent short film produced by Eboracum Pictures of York. This endearing folktale tells of the poor Tom Ferries and his secret relationship with the local squire’s daughter, Agnes Richardson, and reveals how the bridge and the legend came to be. www.beggarsbridge.com
Glaisdale Signal Box film
A short film extract from Railwatch about the signal boxes at Glaisdale and Battersby. First broadcast in 1989.
River Esk & Paddy Waddel's Railway
A 5-mile circular walk from the Arncliffe Arms criss-crossing the River Esk and the railway line. Full directions and map are given on the Arncliffe Arms website
Arncliffe Woods & Egton
A 4-mile circular route to Egton and back. Full directions and map are given on the Arncliffe Arms website
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)
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)
Four walks from the Arncliffe Arms
You can download the following walksheets from the Arncliffe Arms website: Lealholm and Glaisdale Swang (6.5 miles); Paddy Waddel's Railway (5 miles); Arncliffe Woods and Delves (3.5 miles); Arncliffe Woods and Egton Bridge (4 miles).
Esk Valley Walk
The Esk Valley Walk passes through Glaisdale. More about the Esk Valley Walk.
|Sample fares from Glaisdale||With EVR Railcard discount|
|Day Return to Whitby||£5.50||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£6.80||
|Duo Return Ticket to Middlesbrough (two adults travelling together)||£10.20|
|Journey times from Glaisdale|
|To Whitby||28 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||59 minutes|
There is level access to the Middlesbrough bound platform and barrow
crossing to the Whitby bound. Step free access from car park to station
entrance, however car park is cobbled and uneven.
There is a small station car park.
Glaisdale is an unstaffed station.
EVRDC maintain the community noticeboard.
Taxis: advance booking is essential.
M&D 01947 895418
Local buses: these buses stop near Glaisdale station.
26 Esk Valley Shopper - Guisborough
26 Glaisdale - Guisborough
27 Northallerton - Whitby
99 Lealholm - Whitby
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
There is a post office and general store, butcher's shop and pubs.
Grid reference: NZ783055
Lat/Long: 54°26'21.6"N / 0°47'37.6"W
Train times from Glaisdale (9.12.12 to 18.05.13)
Monday to Saturday
From Sunday 31 March 2013
Train times from Glaisdale (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|