Lappa Valley Steam Railway

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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.

Lappa Valley Steam Railway will be opening for Winter Weekends once again! Visitors will enjoy a steam ride into the leisure park where they can enjoy all of the attractions on offer for the heavily discounted price of just £6 per person.
Open weekends from 10:30am on 4 November until 3 December and 4 February until 18 March 2018. Trains will run every 40 minutes from 11:10. 
(Timetable weekends only: 11:10, 11:50, 12:30, 1:10, 1:50, 2:30, 3:10 & 3:50). 
The extremely popular Santa Trains are returning selected dates in December between 9th -24th. Pre-booking is essential as they all sold out in 2016. 

Lappa Valley will also be open daily from 10:30am throughout February half term.

Our steam railway is built to 15 inch gauge - approximately one-quarter of the size of standard gauge railways. We have one mile of track running through the Lappa Valley between our stations at Benny Halt and East Wheal Rose. The track runs on a section of the trackbed originally built in 1849 for a minerals railway to serve the mine at East Wheal Rose. The 10¼-inch gauge Newlyn branch line, which runs from East Wheal Rose a further half mile along the original track bed, was opened in May 1995. The 7¼-inch gauge miniature woodland railway is approximately one-fifth of a mile long and is a circular ride running through a tunnel, round the Trevithick maze, past the nature pond and back to the main station area at East Wheal Rose.

As well as the three trains you can enjoy our leisure park which includes canoes, crazy golf, a brick path maze, a woodland walk and several childrens’ play areas. You can also see the largest mine engine house in Cornwall. Gift shop and tearoom with restaurant license.

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3.6 Miles

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