Ride the Whitby train from moor to sea

Whitby, Yorkshire

Delightful villages, dramatic views and gentle country walks – do it all by train from Whitby on a ride through the delightful Esk Valley.

From the trickling becks high on the moors to the sea at Whitby, the Esk Valley is one of the North York Moors' real treasures. What’s more, you can see it all on the Esk Valley Railway, which runs for 35 miles from Whitby to Middlesbrough, crossing historic viaducts and snaking through shaded woodland and sloping fields. You can stop off at any of the 17 stops along the way; there’s plenty to get off for, whether it’s a splash across the stepping-stones at Lealholm, a visit to the Grosmont engine sheds or your very own Romeo and Juliet moment at romantic Beggar’s Bridge.

When you’re done for the day, it’s back to Whitby for fish and chips on the harbour front and a glass of local beer in one of the town's many historic pubs.

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Enjoy fish and chips from the famous Magpie Café in WhitbyEnjoying fish and chips halfway up the famous 199 steps overlooking Whitby Harbour (c) Rich J Jones/VisitEngland
Crossing the stepping stones at LealholmStepping stones at Lealholm (c) Mike Kipling_NYMNPA
Beggar's Bridge, beautiful high-arched packhorse bridge across the River Esk at Glaisdale © Chris Ceaser/North York Moors National Park
Danby Dale in the Esk Valley© Mike Kipling/North York Moors National Park
Splashing around in the River Esk at LealholmWhitby Harbour © www.rjbphotographic.co.uk

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