Grosmont - Out & About
Grosmont is located within the Esk
Valley about 5 miles from Whitby, off the A169. Grosmont was
originally named Grandimont, taking its name from a small priory
founded about 1200 which once stood by the north bank of the Esk.
The prehistoric High and Low Bride Stones still stand on the moor,
about a mile away, hinting at even earlier occupation.
Looking at Grosmont today, it is hard to believe it was once the
site of a thriving ironstone industry, evidence of which can still
be seen in the heavily wooded National Park car park.
Many visitors today are attracted to this village as it is the
northern terminus of the renowned North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
This steam train service runs 18 miles through moorland and valleys
from Pickering to Grosmont.
There is a regular bus service through this village, bus number
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