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Steeple Grange Light Railway

Porter Lane | Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4LS, England
+44 7733 386194
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Brilliant Little Railway

Having heard mention of this railway, I decided to give it a visit. It’s at the South end of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andrew T
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Kiveton Park
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Walk along the line

If you have never been to this place then you really need to put this at the top of your list. The... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
pwalt23427
,
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Porter Lane | Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4LS, England
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+44 7733 386194
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having heard mention of this railway, I decided to give it a visit. It’s at the South end of the White Peak area of the Peak District near the town of Wirksworth. Established in 1985, this is a small railway society which has built up...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you have never been to this place then you really need to put this at the top of your list. The railway is run totally by volunteers and all fundraising is achieved by operating the trains and collecting fares and selling merchandise. The staff...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The railway was easy to find next to the National Stone Centre and it was easy to park right outside. All the staff were so friendly asking us where we’d come from and telling us about the railway. At £10 for the five of us...More

1  Thank Stuart C
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Visited this morning and had a lovely time with the kids. The gents were very welcoming and informative. Nice little stop on the way to the national stone centre.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The tour guide is a very kind and knowledgeable man who knows the local areas and lime stones and quarry history. The light rail way ride is about 2 miles round trip. The sceneries are beautiful along with the track. A family ticket costs £10...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is narrow gauge railway run by volunteers. On the day we went they were celebrating extending the line. We had been a few years ago and there was a second line going into a quary but at the moment that's not running. Drinks and...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

After getting lost when out running whilest on a weekend in Cromford I stumbled upon this place. After looking at it I realised it was perfect to give my 9 month old her first magic trip to see Santa Claus. The following day we returned...More

1  Thank SALOPIAN81
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nine years since we last visited, and the Steeple Grange Light Railway has not only extended its 'main line', but has also developed a 'branch line'. Great for children, as these are 'little trains', but also great for those who enjoy industrial railway heritage. A...More

1  Thank Bob W
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This little railway can be found on the High Peak Trail, just a short walk from Black Rocks. For a small fee you can ride on the train consisting of a number of small covered compartments, previously used in an underground mine. The trip you...More

1  Thank TruthfulReviewInfo
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great for family and friends. Run by a group if enthusiasts who are friendly and knowledgeable and have railways in their hearts. And they run a great Santa special.

1  Thank wearsthefoxhat
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