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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Ecclesbourne Valley Railway


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Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB

9 miles



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4ft 8½in



The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a community-owned and locally-managed venture to reopen and operate the railway between Wirksworth and Duffield in Derbyshire.

We operate tourist passenger services between Wirksworth and Duffield, and Ravenstor (½ mile up a 1 in 27 incline) using Diesel Multiple Units and steam on special days.

The Ecclesbourne Valley is Derbyshire's Gentle Valley, stretching from the northern outskirts of Derby to Wirksworth, Gem of the Peak. By taking the train to the line's far northern terminus at Ravenstor (on its own little branch line from Wirksworth – more of a twig than a branch), those of you who like fresh air and a little bit of a walk uphill can join the High Peak Trail, offering nearly twenty miles of traffic-free pathways into the heart of the Peak District. From this same destination, you are just a few minutes walk from the National Stone Centre and the Steeple Grange Light Railway, while the delightful town of Wirksworth offers a variety of cosy pubs, bistros, cafes and plenty of traditional shops.