Route of the Esk Valley Railway


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.

Kildale Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show
Held each year, since 1881, in early September.  This year it is on Saturday 1st September.

Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale Trains for 2017

Real Ale, Real Music, Real Fun!
Enjoying a pint of beer

Back on from 6th July, please see the Events page for details of bands and dates.


The Exploited Land of Iron

TELThe North York Moors National Park have obtained funding for a five year project to protect and highlight the fascinating history behind the Iron Stone mining. To find out more, click on the The Exploited Land of Iron logo. There is an easy walk of around 50 minutes each way to Warren Moor Chimney, a failed mining enterprise from the 1860s.  The walk goes via Little Kildale.

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 Cafe
Near the station on Station Road. Re-opened in July 2018 under new management. Open 10.30 - 3.30 pm. Closed on Thursdays @glebecafe

Kildale Camping Barn and Campsite
A family run farm situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park with spectacular views of the Hambleton Hills, Yorkshire Dales and Great Ayton moorland.

Park Farm, Kildale, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 2RN

Mr and Mrs Cook Tel: 01642 722847 or 01642 725154



Cleveland Way
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

Roseberry Topping
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).

Off-Peak fares from Kildale   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby £8.90
ay Return to Middlesbrough £5.60
Note: Peak fares apply to trains departing before 09:00

Journey times from Kildale  
To Whitby 55 minutes
To Middlesbrough 34 minutes

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Train times from Kildale (20.05.18 to 8.12.18)

Monday to Saturday
M'brough dep 0705 1020 1402 1756 2120 0841 1048 1346 1648
Kildale dep 0740 1055 1440 1831 2154 0915 1133 1424 1726
Whitby arr 0837 1151 1536 1927 2250 1011 1229 1520 1822
Whitby dep 0845 1158 1559 1934 2257 1018 1246 1550 1828
Kildale dep 0939 1252 1655 2028 2351 1112 1341 1645 1922
M'brough arr 1015 1329 1731 2105 0025 1148 1419 1723 1958
*Only runs on Fridays in June July & August.

Train times from Kildale (10.12.17 to 19.05.18)

Monday to Saturday
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 0842 1050 1346 1651
Kildale dep 0739 1103 1440 1815 0915 1134 1424 1730
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 1011 1230 1519 1825
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1559 1918 1022 1247 1546 1831
Kildale dep 0939 1309 1654 2012 1116 1341 1640 1925
M'brough arr 1015 1345 1729 2047
1151 1416 1724 2002


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