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Steam Railway

Apedale Engine

Apedale Engine


Apedale Valley Light Railway

0845 094 1953


Apedale Heritage Centre,
Loomer Road,


Young and old will enjoy a ride on the Apedale Valley Light railway. We aim to tell the story of the Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway - unsung heroes of British industrial heritage. Our historic steam and diesel locomotives will take you on a fifteen minute round trip alongside the Apedale Community Country Park. You will travel in coaches once used by Welsh Quarryman and by tourists in Snowdonia.

There is a range of special events throughout the year. These range from Easter Egg Hunts and Teddy Bear's Outings to the May Railway Gala. Browse for gifts in our well stocked shop or maybe call in the cafe at the adjacent Heritage Centre.

Rail Route: Circular

Duration: 15 minutes

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Open 31 March - 28 October, every Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday. Some Sundays in April, September & October, every Sunday May to August. 11:30 - 16:00

Santa specials in December.


Adult: £3.00, Child: (5-16) £1.50, (Under 5) Free, Family: £7.00



Plan route to Apedale Valley Light Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 823482  Lat: 53.03158 Long: -2.26518

From the A34 between Newcastle and Talke, take the turning for Chesterton at a roundabout with a McDonalds on the corner; then simply follow the signs for Apedale Country Park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Longport or Stoke station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed