The footbridge at the western end of the station leads to St Cuthbert's Church which has a marvellous stained-glass window, created by Goddard and Gibbs in 1992, depicting a steam train passing through Kildale.
Each year, in the village hall which is decked out in harvest-festival style, the people of Kildale hold a traditional Mell Supper to celebrate the bringing in of the last sheaf of corn. Each person is given a piece of "mell cake" (a kind of spicy teacake, locally baked) at this event.
Captain Cook's monument
One-and-a-half miles away is Captain Cook's Monument (erected in 1827) on the top of Easby Moor, offering a panoramic view to the south and west. To reach here, walk away from the station into the village, take the first turning to the left immediately before Glebe Cottage Café. This will take you along part of the Cleveland Way to Captain Cook's Monument. From there it is possible to walk on to Great Ayton station.
Glebe Cottage Licensed Tea Rooms and Coffee House
Near the station on Station Road
Tel: 01642 724470
Kildale Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show
Held each year, since 1881, in early September
The Cleveland Way, a long-distance footpath (110 miles), passes through Kildale, to the north via Captain Cook's Monument and Roseberry Topping to Slapewath, Skelton and Saltburn-by-the-Sea, or to the south onto Battersby Moor, Urra Moor, Hasty Bank, Cringle Moor and onward to Osmotherley. More about the Cleveland Way
From the top of Roseberry Topping, there are superb views towards Teesside, the Moors and the North Sea. The cliff-like side of this outcrop is the result of a landslip occasioned by ironstone mining. It is possible to walk along the Cleveland Way to Roseberry Topping and then down to Great Ayton (two stations away in the direction of Middlesbrough).
|Sample fares from Kildale||With EVR Railcard discount|
|Day Return to Whitby||£9.60||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£5.50||
|Duo Return Ticket to Middlesbrough (two adults travelling together)||£8.20|
|Journey times from Kildale|
|To Whitby||55 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||34 minutes|
Access to the platform is step free.
There is a shelter on the platform.
There is a small station car park, with step-free access to the station entrance.
Public toilets in the station car park
Kildale is an unstaffed station.
EVRDC and volunteers maintain the community noticeboard and flower beds.
Taxis: advance booking is essential.
Loftus Taxis 01287 640989
A2B Skelton 01287 651063
Falcon Taxis Guisborough 01287 630333
Local buses: these buses stop near Kildale.
27 Northallerton - Whitby
84 Stokesley - Kildale
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
General store, post office and tea rooms. Public toilets in the station car park
Grid reference: NZ604095
Lat/Long: 54°28'39.9"N /1°4'5.7"W
Train times from Kildale (9.12.12 to 18.05.13)
Monday to Saturday
From Sunday 31 March 2013
Train times from Kildale (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|