Sleights North Yorkshire : North Yorkshire

Sleights North Yorkshire

October 14, 2015
Underhill Holiday Cottage

Sleights is pronounced so that it rhymes with 'heights'. It has a 'salmon leap', a small weir that enables the salmon, between October and December, to swim upriver to their spawning grounds. The Esk is the only salmon river in Yorkshire.

The Plough

15 minutes walk uphill from the station
180 Coach Road, Sleights, Whitby, YO22 5EN
Tel: 12


is available at Sleights. Tel: 15 for more details.

Fly fishing

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


From Sleights there are some fine walks, to Ugglebarnby and Littlebeck, then on to Maybeck and south to Falling Foss (approximately 4 miles), an exquisite waterfall in delightful woodland.

Esk Valley Walk

The Esk Valley Walk passes through Sleights. More about the Esk Valley Walk.

Ye Old Stables Tearoom

Near Botham's Bakery, the tearoom serves cold snacks and beverages, cakes and pastries.

The heritage steam train services from Pickering to Whitby do not stop at Sleights station.

Sample fares from Sleights
Day Return to Whitby £3.10


Day Return to Middlesbrough £7.60


Journey times from Sleights
To Whitby 12 minutes
To Middlesbrough

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Sleights, YO22, Near Scarborough, North Yorshire
Sleights, YO22, Near Scarborough, North Yorshire
Ruswarp to Sleights, North Yorkshire. A ride.
Ruswarp to Sleights, North Yorkshire. A ride.
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