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 nineteenth century Glaisdale was an ironstone-mining village, similarly recognisable by its terraces of slate-roofed cottages.
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, 58. Also see the North York Moors National Park fishing page
Arncliffe Arms (at Carr End)
Near the station
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. www.beggarsbridge.com
Glaisdale Signal Box film
A short film extract from Railwatch about the signal boxes at Glaisdale and Battersby. First broadcast in 1989.
Glaisdale to Egton Bridge
A 5-mile circular walk that runs between Glaisdale and Egton Bridge.
Esk Valley Walk
The Esk Valley Walk passes through Glaisdale. More about the Esk Valley Walk.
|Sample fares from Glaisdale|
|Day Return to Whitby||£5.90||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£7.40||
|Journey times from Glaisdale|
|To Whitby||28 minutes|