Wells and Walsingham light Railway North Norfolk

     

  Easter holiday craft fun!

Come along to the railway during the Easter holidays and have a go at Easter craft activities for FREE!

Why not make your very own Easter bonnet to wear for a ride on the train and pretend to be a Victorian traveller; or make a bunny mask to say hello to our plentiful brown hares. If you are feeling regal make an Easter crown to wear as you wave to your subjects from the train! Normal prices apply but activities are free!

Timetable 1

 Easter Bunny egg hunt!

Good Friday - Easter Monday

 

Can you spot all the Easter eggs from the train as you travel up and down the line?  Get the right number of each, collect the letters to answer a clue and hand your sheet to one of our team. In return,  you'll get a tasty chocolate Easter egg in a box.

Sheets cost £1 each. One egg per sheet handed in.

 

Timetable 1 - first train from Wells at 10.30am.

 

Want to join the team?

We are looking for an Administrator and a Catering profit-share to join this growing little railway.

To join the fun take a look at our Newsletter page for more information.

 

Welcome to the WWLR!

Come and join us for a ride through the God's own County - the wonderful picturesque North Norfolk countryside!

 

Visit the longest 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotives 'Norfolk Hero' and 'Norfolk Heroine' which were especially built for this line.

A great adventure for all the family in the delightful countryside of the North Norfolk coast.

Enjoy our timetable service from the seaside and harbour town of Wells to the picturesque town of Walsingham, famed for centuries as a centre of pilgrimage. A scenic journey with five bridges through lovely countryside. Halts at Warham St Mary and Wighton. With the regular service you have ample time to explore Walsingham with its shops, restaurants and inns as well as the famous shrine before catching the train back. For more information visit www.walsinghamvillage.org

Our main station at Wells has a charming restored signal box where refreshments and souvenirs are available. The unique Garratt steam locomotive "Norfolk Hero" was built in 1986 specially for the line, being joined by "Norfolk Heroine" in 2011.


Evening charter trains are also bookable, full details can be obtained from the Wells Station, emailing us  or by phoning 01328 711630. Coach parties and group bookings welcome by prior arrangement in our extended car park. Car and coach parking is free at Wells Station.

 

 

The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway was born out of one man's passionate dream, hard work and sheer determination. Lt. Cmdr. Roy Francis ( pictured above ) had already built the mile long 10¼" gauge Beach railway at Wells. In 1979 he started to construct the WWLR on the four miles of old Great Eastern track bed from Wells to Walsingham. Work was completed in 1982 and on 6th April services began on schedule making it the longest 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway in the world.

"Pilgrim", an 0-6-0 side tank engine, hauled the train until 1987 when the new unique 2-6-0 + 0-6-2 Garratt locomotive "Norfolk Hero" came into service. Two extra coaches were added to the train increasing the seating capacity to 76. A second Garratt locomotive "Norfolk Heroine" entered service in April 2011. A redundant signal box was moved from Swainsthorpe to Wells, where the ground floor was converted to provide a shop and tearoom. The full history of the railway, the journey described, engineering, locomotive and permanent way details,can all be found in the guidebook. This and other memorabilia can be purchased from the station shop. At Wells Station, the Station Buffet offers a selection of refreshments. Take time out for an unforgettable trip with the whole family. 

  

If you want any more information about the Railway or the Support Group, please contact:

Wells to Walsingham Light Railway,
Wells Next-the-Sea, Norfolk. NR23 1QB.

Telephone: 01328 711630 

Email: wellswalsinghamrailway@gmail.com

 

If you enjoyed your visit to the WWLR then you might like to visit some other family attractions in Norfolk. Click here for more things to do in Norfolk.

 THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 30 March 2015

 

  

 

 

 

 

 


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