Esk Valley Line featured in travelogue film series

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.


We are delighted to announce that we have successfully achieved accreditation for 2022-23 from the Department For Transport (DFT)

Accreditation is formal recognition by the DfT that a community rail partnership (CRP)
operates to a high standard and that its objectives and activities are supported by

Accreditation should provide assurance to others, including potential funders and
partners, that the CRP operates to high standards of governance and financial propriety;
adopts a collaborative approach; is worthy of trust by others; and is a suitable entity for
receiving public funds. Further Government considers it a good representative of the local

We are very much looking forward to another successful year in Community Rail, working alongside our team of Station Adopters and all of our colleagues in the rail industry.



Glaisdale Station

In September 2021 we held a station tidy up day in the picturesque village of Glaisdale . The weather was beautiful, the team on the day was made of our Station Adopters, Board Members, colleagues from Northern Rail and a team from Young Rail Professionals. 

Planters were stained, plants planted, fencing painted and maintained, and by the end of the day the station was looking fantastic!




Danby Station

Following the success of the Glaisdale volunteer day we then held a similar day at Danby Station on 22nd April.  The station is looked after by a group of people from nearby Botton Village and they joined us on the day along  with a huge team from Network Rail, Northern Rail, Young Rail Professionals and other Station Adopters. 

Once again the weather was glorious and everyone worked so hard together. Bushes were pruned, plants planted, new planters painted and the inside of the waiting room was given a fresh coat of paint. Danby village hall was used to provide coffees teas and a delicious lunch.