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Almost next to the station is Beggar’s Bridge, the famous packhorse bridge built by Thomas Ferries in 1619. An ancient pannierway, made of stone trods, passes up through Arncliffe Woods from here.

The small settlement of Carr End is next to the station. The main village of Glaisdale is a mile away. Like Grosmont, in the late nineteenth century Glaisdale was an ironstone-mining village, similarly recognisable by its terraces of slate-roofed cottages.

View Live Departures from Glaisdale

What to do in Glaisdale

Fly fishing

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

The Legend of Beggar's Bridge film

The Legend of Beggar’s Bridge is an independent short film produced by Eboracum Pictures of York. This endearing folktale tells of the poor Tom Ferries and his secret relationship with the local squire’s daughter, Agnes Richardson, and reveals how the bridge and the legend came to be.

Glaisdale Signal Box film

short film extract from Railwatch about the signal boxes at Glaisdale and Battersby. First broadcast in 1989.


Find out more on the North York Moors website.


Find out more on the North York Moors website.