Churnet Valley Railway, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire
The Churnet Valley Railway runs from Leekbrook to Oakamoor alongside the picturesque River Churnet in Staffordshire. Operated by volunteers, it runs steam trains most weekends from March to October.
Churnet Valley Railway
The Churnet Valley Railway takes you on a journey back to the classic days of railway travel on a rural line that passes through beautiful countryside known as Staffordshire's "Little Switzerland".
The picturesque stations offer lots of interest with a complete range of visitor facilities, and there's plenty more to see and enjoy along the way. In addition to the 10 mile return journey along the valley, there's a taste of contrasting moorland scenery on the 16-mile round trip along the Cauldon branch.
Kingsley & Froghall Grid reference SK024471
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How to get there
Kingsley & Froghall Station is on the A52 Stoke-Ashbourne road at Froghall, access is adjacent to The Railway Inn.
For satellite navigation users please input post codeST10 2HA.
No access restrictions apply and thecar park is ideal for coaches. All coach parties are advised to go to Froghall due to bridge restrictions at Cheddleton.
Cheddletonvillage is on the A520 Leek-Stone road between Leek and Cellarhead (junction with A52). On entering Cheddleton village, brown tourist signs direct you along either Station Road or Basford Bridge Lane, both of which will bring you to Cheddleton Station.
For satellite navigation users please input post codeST137EE.
No vehicular access is permitted at Consall Station and passengers are asked to respect the local countryside.
By Bus: Froghall is served by the 235 Leek-Cheadle service, operated by Clowes Coaches. Alternatively, the First 32 Hanley-Cheadle-Uttoxeter calls at Kingsley, Royal Oak which is approximately 15 minutes walk from the station.
Cheddleton is served by the 16 Hanley-Leek service and 106 Longton-Leek. Book to Station Road (Red Lion Inn) or Basford Bridge Lane, from either of which stops the station is approximately 15-20 minutes walk.
Consall Station is approximately 5 minutes walk from the Black Lion Inn at Consall Forge on the Caldon Canal.
When is it open?
For running dates and times please see our calendar pages on http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/calendar
Outside these times, footplate experiences, school parties, "Moorlander Limited" Wine & Dine evenings and charter services can be found running.
For special events, prior booking is essential. Enquiries from schools are especially welcome. For more details, contact Cheddleton Station on 01538 360522.
What does it cost?
Steam Hauled, All Day Travel
Adults £11.00/ Senior Citizens £9.00/ Children 4-14yrs £5.00/ Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £28/ Dogs and cycles £1.50/ Children under 4 travel free.
One carer can travel free of charge with one fare paying disabled person.
Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary from event to event.
Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary.
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