Lappa Valley Steam Railway
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.
JOIN US FOR MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND, 25 & 26 MARCH, JUST £6* PER PERSON
Lappa Valley Steam Railway will be open for the first time ever on Mothering Sunday weekend, as part of the extended Winter Weekends opening. Treat Mum to a great day out this Mothering Sunday weekend for just £6 per person. Don’t forget under 3’s come FREE too!
This is the last Winter Weekend with heavily discounted entry before Lappa Valley reopens daily from Saturday 1 April – 29 October, and owing to visitor demand will continue opening for Winter Weekends along with our ever-popular Santa Trains. Visit lappavalley.co.uk for full details.
*Not valid with any other offer or discount.