Steeple Grange Light Railway

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Enjoy a unique twenty minute train ride through dramatic limestone scenery, hear about why and how the railway was built, investigate some of the vintage locomotives and rolling stock, discover fossils and wild flowers. Steeple Grange Light Railway is built on the trackbed of a branch of the old Cromford and High Peak Railway, and is an 18-inch gauge line. Power is provided by ex industrial diesel, battery-electric and petrol locomotives, and passengers are carried in an old National Coal Board manrider. Special events are put on throughout the year and the Santa Special days at Christmas are a must for the children.

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Bus

On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, the 6.1 from Belper to Matlock and the 17 from Chesterfield to Ashbourne stop at Steeple Grange. You can catch the 6.3 from Derby to Belper and change on to the 6.1, through tickets are available.
On Saturdays, you can catch the 6.1 between Derby and Bakewell. The 411 from Matlock to Ashbourne also stops at Steeple Grange.

Train

The nearest railway station is Cromford, approx 2 miles away. Rail tickets are valid on 6.1 bus services and vice-versa.

Car

The SGLR is situated on the High Peak Trail between Black Rocks and the National Stone Centre, near Wirksworth. You can park at either of these two locations. It is about five minute's easy walk from the car parks to the railway. The Railway is now included in a brown tourist sign scheme from the Wirksworth and Carsington areas. Additional signs are put out on operating days.
Disabled visitors should contact the railway before visiting.

Admission

Opening times (1 April to 31 October):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
------12:00 - 17:00

Opening times (July - September):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
-----12:00 - 17:0012:00 - 17:00
Open bank holidays, and special event days.

Prices:
Ticket
£3.00

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Address: Society Chairman, Peter Sellers, 5 Minimum Terrace, Furnace Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2QG, UK.
Phone: +44 1246 205542
Email: steeplegrange@yahoo.co.uk
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