The Journey is the Destination

The Esk Valley Line: Middlesbrough to Whitby railway line.  What made me think of it?  Probably my recent article on Edale, with a train chugging through the place.  And also a train ticket that I found in my scrapbook when I was flicking through this morning.

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The aforementioned ticket – bargain!

Whitby is a delightful, picturesque place.  The fish and chips, the sticky seaside rock, the stroll along the promenade, the Goth weekend, and much, much more.  Like Kaiserswerth near Düsseldorf, it’s a place you can visit any day of the year.  And people do.

But don’t forget.  It’s not just Whitby that is the destination.  The railway line itself is a good destination.  Breathtaking views of the North York Moors, rolling hills, Battersby (Junction) train station, Grosmont station with its steam trains.

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Sticky Whitby seaside rock!

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Grab a few sticks!

A picture describes a thousand words…

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Whitby Abbey

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The train arriving at Danby, one of the Esk Valley stations

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What a view!

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Why not bring your bike for a spot of cycling round one of the villages?

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Rush hour among the cows

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Or you could just stroll round a local village…

Have an Esk-citing day, won’t you!

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