The Esk Valley


Follow the Path of the River

Just a few minutes drive from Whitby you'll find a selection of beautiful villages located on the banks of the River Esk which flows 28 miles from its source in Westerdale.

Villages such as Goathland, Egton, Danby, Lealholm and Castleton all offer a range of local amenities inlcuding comfortable and welcoming villages pubs and shops, and are the perfect places from which to begin a walk into the North Yorkshire Moors.

The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway passes through the village of Grosmont on its way between Pickering and Whitby so is a popular destination particularly through the summer months.

Steam Railway Heath Runner in Woodland
Steam Railway

Discover the North York Moors Steam Railway

Winding its way through the villages of the Esk Valley, the North York Moors Steam Railway harks back to the golden age of steam. Running from Whitby to Pickering, it's a fantastic day out and a great way to experience the beauty of the valley.

Visit the Steam Railway