Steam train in consall valley

Explore By Steam

Explore Consall Valley,

By Steam Train

Churnet Valley Railway

The Churnet Valley Railway offers a nostalgic steam train ride through Staffordshire's hidden valley. Guests staying at The Tawny can board the train at Consall Station which is a short country walk from the bottom of our estate.

The steam trains run a public service most weekends from February to October.

A Wednesday public service operates from April through to October.

Public Service Train Tickets can be purchased online. Pre-booking is advised but not always necessary.

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Heritage Train Service

You can board the steam train at Consall Station at either: 10:42, 12:32, 13:42

Reading the train timetable can be a little confusing! To help, we've briefly explained a sample scenario:

If you join the 10:42 train at Consall you can disembark at Cheddleton at 10:54, visit the Pub or Cheddleton Flint Mill and then catch the 12:20 which arrives back at Consall at 12.32.

... or you can stay on the train returning to Consall via Froghall and arrive back at Consall for 13:42.

It's a great way to explore the local area and see some of the beautiful local scenery as you meander through the valley on a heritage railway line.


A Longer Journey

If you fancy a longer trip exploring the entire length of the line, a total of 24 miles, then you could catch the 10:42 from Consall.

Stay on the train until 12:39 where you disembark at Froghall.

At Froghall you can watch the steam engine take water, talk to the engine driver, enjoy a cup of tea and a sandwich in the tearoom.

Catch the 13:30 from Froghall and disembark at 13:42 at Consall before enjoying a leisurely stroll up to The Plumicorn for a cheeky mid-afternoon cocktail.


Railway Events

This incredible heritage railway service also regularly host special events and dining experiences.

Check out their timetable of events, featuring everything from a classic Murder Mystery to the Bombay Express night!

The 'Rail Ale Trail' is always a bit hit! Once on board, relax in the vintage comfort of our 1950s-style carriages and peruse our extensive ale list while the stunning Churnet Valley landscape rolls by outside. With over 30 ales on offer, you can sample your way up and down the country. 

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