Upper Esk Moors Portal

This Portal directs you to over 70 web sites linked to the Upper Esk Valley that should help you plan and enhance your visit to the area .

This area takes in the villages of Westerdale, Commondale, Castleton, Ainthorpe, Danby, Houlsyke, Lealholm and Glaisdale, Egton and Egton Bridge

There is no strict definition of the Upper Esk Valley but for the sake of this portal it is the beautiful area in the North Yorkshire Moors from The Lion Inn high on Blakey Ridge overlooking Westerdale and the source of the Esk, to the villages of Egton and Egton Bridge.

For we locals I hope this will also be a handy directory of all those places that should be in our contacts book that can't be found when needed.

Medical Emergencies Police and Fire 999 or 112
Police non-emergency  
North York Moors National Park Information for Visitors  
Music & Theatre
Andrew Dyer and Upper Esk Music publications The Downe Arms, Castleton Food - B&B
Widdershins Ceilidh Band The Eskdale Inn, Castleton - Food B&B
The Dalesmen Singers The Duke of Wellington, Danby - Food - B&B
Castleton Ladies' Choir The Fox and Hounds, Ainthorpe - Food - B&B
The Session at the Duke of Wellington in Danby The Board, Lealholm - Food - B&B
The Downe and Outs Jazz Band The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge-Food B&B (Coast to Coast)
The Eskuleles at The Fox in Ainthorpe The Arncliffe Arms, Glaisdale - Food B&B (Coast to Coast)
Esk Valley Theatre The Wheatsheaf Inn, Egton Food B&B, Hol Cottage
  Ye Horseshoe Inn, Egton - Food B&B
  The Postgate Inn, Egton Bridge - Food B&B
  Horseshoe Hotel, Egton Bridge - Food B&B
Sport and Leisure
Watch a Game of Quoits and be Amazed The Esk Valley News
Danby Cricket Club North Yorkshire Moors Association, Voice of the Moors
Castleton Cricket Club Dalesman Books
Glaisdale Cricket Club
Surgeries, Health and Care
Fryup Cricket Club Danby Surgery
Flat Green Bowling Egton Surgery
Art and Craft

Esk Moors Lodge, Abbeyfield care housing scheme,

The Wool Workshop, spin/weave/felt etc The Hayshed Experience creating opportunities
for disabled people
Danby Moors Centre Gallery Campsites in and Around
Peter Hicks - Artist Ladycross Plantation
Photography Ugthorpe Lodge Caravan Park
Jo Cornish Rosedale Abbey Caravan Park
Ian Burton The Howard, Rosedale Abbey - Caravan Club
Doc Brown Kildale Camping Barn - +Tents
Dennis Bromage  
Schools Post offices - Garages and Fuel
Castleton Primary Post offices (Based on Castleton but indicates others nearby)
Danby CE Primary Lealholm Service Station (Fuel)
Lealholm Primary Fletcher's Garage Glaisdale (Fuel)
Glaisdale Primary M&M Motors Egton
Egton CE Primary Champion's Garage Castleton (Fuel)
St Heddas RC primary Egton Bridge  
Local Agricultural Shows Shops & Cafes
All Shows - Information and Schedule Stonehouse Bakery and Cafe- Danby
Castleton Floral and Horticultural Show Shepherds Hall Tea room and Gallery - Lealholm
Danby Agricultural Show Stepping Stones Bakery - Lealholm
Egton Horse and Agricultural Show Lealholm Stores
Walk, Cycle, Horse Ride Glaisdale Stores
Dalesman Books/Walking The Wooly Sheep Cafe
Walks/Glaisdale area The CO-OP Castleton
Esk Valley Walk Danby Health Shop
Esk Valley Walk/Countryfile  
Bike, Train, Cycle Hire Out of Area - but too important to miss.
Whitby and Esk Valley Cycle Route North York Moors Railway
  Ryedale Folk Museum
  Whitby Tourist Information