The Esk Valley Line is widely considered to be one of the hidden gems of the British railway network. It offers a succession of constant surprises and stunning views along its 36 mile run to and from the traditional Yorkshire fishing port of Whitby. Starting at the historic railway station in the centre of the North Yorkshire port and resort of Whitby, it runs through the picturesque landscapes and countryside of the valley of the River Esk, passing through well-kept stations and on to Grosmont, where it connects with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR). The journey then continues through a succession of small communities on its way through the North York Moors National Park to the isolated station of Battersby, on the edge of the moors. The train reverses here and continues to the heart of the vibrant city of Middlesbrough.
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