The Sunday Times recently described Lealholm as "the prettiest village in Yorkshire".
The River Esk runs through the centre of the village. Its stepping stones, over the bridge and beyond the Board Inn, have provided hours of fun for generations of children. The heights of the severe floods which took place in 1840 and 1930 are recorded on the wall of the Wesleyan Chapel close by.
The quickest route into the village is to turn right at the eastern end of the platform, across the railway track and down the footpath and stone steps.
The Board Inn
Five minutes walk from the station
Village Green, Lealholm, near Whitby, YO21 2AY
Tel: 79 www.theboardinn.com
Shepherds Hall Tea Rooms and Craft Gallery
Close by the station
Lealholm, near Whitby, YO21 2AQ
Tel: 46 www.shepherdshalltearooms.co.uk
Afternoon teas served with home made cakes
Stepping Stones Cottage Bakery
Stepping Stones, Lealholm Lane, Lealholm, near Whitby, YO21 2AJ
Poets Cottage Shrub Nursery
Near the station
Lealholm, near Whitby, YO21 2AQ :
Tel: 24 www.poetscottage.co.uk
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
Lealholm to Glaisdale
A 6½-mile circular walk to Glaisdale via the River Esk and Glaisdale Swang. Full directions and map are given on the Arncliffe Arms website
Lealholm and Rake Lane: Walk with Bob Woodhouse
With its range of amenities and a delightful riverside setting, Lealholm ranks high on my list of favourite villages, it is also an ideal starting point for exploring parts of the nearby Eskdale countryside.
Esk Valley Walk
A 2-mile walk along the route of the Esk Valley Walk to Glaisdale, the next station eastwards, begins at the edge of the car park near the bridge. In the other direction, going uphill from the station, the Esk Valley Walk goes west for five and a half miles to Danby. More about the complete Esk Valley Walk.
|Sample fares from Lealholm|
|Day Return to Whitby||£6.40||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£7.40||
|Journey times from Lealholm|
|To Whitby||35 minutes|