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.
15 minutes walk uphill from the station
180 Coach Road, Sleights, Whitby, YO22 5EN
is available at Sleights. Tel: 15 for more details.
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 TearoomNear 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|