The Wensleydale Railway for groups
The Wensleydale Railway is a heritage line running between
Scruton in the Vale of Mowbray traveling up to Leyburn on
the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, passing
through the Georgian market town of Bedale and
terminating at the Dales market town of Leyburn.
With constantly changing scenery, from the arable lands
of the Vale of Mowbray in the east, to hills of the
Yorkshire Dales in the west. We really do have one of the
most scenic lines in the country with views right across
the dale as you travel up the line.
Last year we introduced our heritage trail which gave
visitors their first chance to visit Scruton Station. Both Scruton and Leeming Bar stations have benefited from Heritage Lottery Grants and now our volunteers happily dress in costume and depict life in the 1920s at both Scruton and Leeming Bar. We have received some fantastic
feedback from our visitors during the last year.
Following all the complications that Covid has
brought us over the past couple of years we are
slowly working on opening up the full line to
Redmire again to visitors. This year we are back to
full running to Leyburn which we are thrilled about.
We have small buffets at all our stations for
refreshments but both Bedale and Leyburn have an
abundance of cafes and public houses to satisfy all tastes.
There are also many walks around the area together with cycle routes.
We have many other attractions nearby with the
Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes and The Herriott
Centre in Thirsk as well as many pretty market
towns round and about. We are situated in the
centre of magnificent countryside and well worth a
visit. We can offer afternoon or cream teas please
just ask for details.
Our coach company visitors have really enjoyed
reminiscing about life as it used to be We are
confident your passengers will enjoy everything we
have to offer at our Railway in the wonderful
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 01677 425 805 for more information.