Esk Valley Line features in new North York Moors Capital of Cake slow travel film series
TV baking star and author David Atherton is fronting a series of new ‘travelogue’ films showcasing how visitors can take the slow travel option to reach those tearooms and bakeries that epitomize the character and culture of the North York Moors National Park.
David, who won Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off series in 2019, originally hails from Ruswarp near Whitby. This summer he returned to his roots and ‘slow travelled’ the length and breadth of the North York Moors by boat, bus, train, foot and bicycle to explore why the National Park merits its Capital of Cake status.
In this episode David starts the day in Great Ayton and jumps aboard the Esk Valley Railway. The scenic service travels through picture-perfect villages, home to tea rooms and bakeries serving up tasty delights. Hopping off at Glaisdale, David discovers a hidden gem known as Bev and Bob’s Brew- an organic tea garden set amongst two acres. Setting out on foot on the Esk Valley Walk, he uncovers more treasures of the Esk Valley before heading back to his home village of Ruswarp.