Grosmont developed mainly as a centre of ironstone mining, which flourished during the nineteenth century. From here the rock was taken to the Teesside blast furnaces. Grosmont also produced the 'Grosmont brick' from 1870 until 1957, a particularly dense brick which defies being drilled.
Today, the village is dominated by the heritage steam and diesel services operated by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which runs from Pickering to Grosmont, with an extra service along the Esk Valley Railway line from Grosmont to Whitby on some days during the summer season. See the timetables page or North Yorkshire Moors Railway website.
Change train and platforms at Grosmont to connect with heritage steam services. The Esk Valley Railway shares the station with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Here the heritage and the service trains meet on opposite platforms. Visit the engine shed a short walk from the station to view the maintenance carried out on the steam engines.
The Old School Coffee Shop
On the left hand side on the way to the Engine Shed
Home made cakes and fairtrade tea and coffee
Tel: 01947 895754 www.grosmontcoffeeshop.co.uk
Grosmont Gallery & Jazz Cafe
Close to the station, and visible from the platform.
Paintings, pottery, crafts and sculptures from local artists.
Tel: 01947 895007 www.grosmontgallery.com
The Station Tavern
Close to the station
Tel: 01947 895060 www.stationtavern-grosmont.co.uk
The Rail Trail
This walk links Grosmont to Goathland (3½ miles). It runs along the route of George Stephenson's original railway line of 1836.
- Buy the Rail Trail booklet online from NYMNP website
Industrial Past walk
A 4½-mile circular walk from Grosmont station. This gentle stroll passes by tumbling water and through fields and woodland.
- Download a pdf of the Grosmont Industrial Past walk (A walk in the Esk Valley produced by the North York Moors National Park Authority, from NYMNP website)
Esk Valley Walk
The Esk Valley Walk passes through Grosmont. More about the Esk Valley Walk.
|Sample fares from Grosmont||
With EVR Railcard discount
|Day Return to Whitby||£4.50||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£7.60||
|Journey times from Grosmont|
|To Whitby||21 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||69 minutes|
Access to the single platform is step free, the station is wheelchair accessible.
There is a shelter on the platform.
There is a station car park.
Grosmont is an unstaffed station.
Grosmont station is well maintained by dedicated volunteers who have transformed the station garden.
Replacement bus pick-up point: at the level crossing, next to the Co-operative store for Middlesbrough, and next to the station car park for Whitby.
Taxis: advance booking is essential.
Abbey: 01947 606 666
Streamline: 01947 603 306
Local buses: these buses stop near Grosmont station.
99 Lealholm - Whitby
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
There are several shops at Grosmont, including a general store, bookshop, gallery and cafe and the Station Tavern.
Grid reference: NZ828052
Lat/Long: 54°26'11.0"N / 0°43'31.2"W
Train times from Grosmont (15.05.16 to 10.12.16)
Monday to Saturday
Sundays until 30.10.16
|* Only runs Fridays 19 June to 14 August, also Monday 17 August for Whitby Regatta and Friday 30 October for the Goth Special|
Train times from Grosmont (13.12.15 to 14.05.16)
Monday to Saturday
Sundays from 20.03.16