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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

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Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5LX

1 mile



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15 inch



In the unique historic setting of the Lappa Valley you will find loads of fun things to do and discover! There are three separate miniature railways running through this oasis of conservation, where wildlife thrives in a protected environment. It's a great place to enjoy peace and quiet away from it all.

The Lappa Valley Railway runs on one of the oldest railway track beds in Cornwall. In 1896 the Cornwall Minerals Railway was taken over by the Great Western Railway and upgraded to carry passenger trains. The line was in use until 1963.

Ten years later, in 1973, Eric Booth bought a section of the old railway line and the story of Lappa Valley Steam Railway began.

The main railway (and only way to get in and out of the main park) is the 15in gauge line. There are also 10¼in and 7¼in gauge lines.