Sleights is pronounced so that it rhymes with 'heights'. It has a 'salmon leap', a small weir that enables the salmon, between October and December, to swim upriver to their spawning grounds. The Esk is the only salmon river in Yorkshire.
The Salmon Leap Hotel
Close to the station
Coach Road Sleights, Whitby YO22 5AA
Tel: 01947 810233
15 minutes walk uphill from the station
180 Coach Road, Sleights, Whitby, YO22 5EN
Tel: 01947 810412
is available at Sleights. Tel: 01947 810415 for more details.
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
From Sleights there are some fine walks, to Ugglebarnby and Littlebeck, then on to Maybeck and south to Falling Foss (approximately 4 miles), an exquisite waterfall in delightful woodland.
Esk Valley Walk
The Esk Valley Walk passes through Sleights. More about the Esk Valley Walk.
The heritage steam train services from Pickering to Whitby do not stop at Sleights station.
|Sample fares from Sleights||With EVR Railcard discount|
|Day Return to Whitby||£2.80||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£6.80||
|Duo Return Ticket to Middlesbrough (two adults travelling together)||£10.20|
|Journey times from Sleights|
|To Whitby||12 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||77 minutes|
Access to the single platform is step free, the station is wheelchair accessible.
There is a shelter on the platform.
There is a small station car park.
Sleights is an unstaffed station.
The original station clock has been restored courtesy of Northern Rail & EVRDC volunteers.
EVRDC maintain the community noticeboard.
Taxis: advance booking essential.
PH 01947 821585
Also served by taxis from Whitby
Local buses: these buses stop near Sleights station.
95 Sleights - Whitby
99 Lealholm - Whitby
840 Malton - Whitby
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
Sleights is one of the larger villages along the Esk Valley line. There are several shops, a post office, cafes, pubs and public toilets.
Grid reference: NZ867081
Lat/Long: 54°27'40.1"N / 0°39'44.0"W
Train times from Sleights (9.12.12 to 18.05.13)
Monday to Saturday
From Sunday 31 March 2013
Train times from Sleights (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|