Steeple Grange Light Railway
About Steeple Grange Light Railway
Now in its 25th year, the Steeple Grange Light Railway is an 18-inch gauge line near Wirksworth in Derbyshire. It is built on the trackbed of a branch of the old Cromford and High Peak Railway, now the High Peak Trail. Motive power is provided by ex-industrial diesel, battery-electric and petrol locomotives, and passengers are carried in an old National Coal Board manrider.
Visit the railway and you can:
– Enjoy a twenty minute ride through dramatic limestone scenery.
– Hear about why and how the railway was built, and our plans for the future.
– Discover fossils, wild flowers, and possibly some of the wildlife of Killers Dale.
– Investigate the vintage locomotives and rolling stock in the station area.
The railway normally runs on Sundays from the start of April until the end of October, as well as Saturdays in July, August and September, and extra days on Bank Holiday weekends. See the calendar and Special Events listings below.
Opening hours are 12 noon until 5pm. The railway will operate at other times by special arrangement for groups and private parties.
The railway may not operate if the weather is inclement, so please contact us if you are in any doubt, especially if travelling from a distance.
Adults £6: Joint Adults £8: Family £10: Student/Junior £4.
The SGLR is situated on the High Peak Trail between Black Rocks and the National Stone Centre, near Wirksworth. You can park at either of these two locations. It is about five minute's easy walk from the car parks to the railway. The Railway is now included in a brown tourist sign scheme from the Wirksworth and Carsington areas. Additional signs are put out on operating days.
Disabled visitors should contact the railway and seek advice before visiting.
Use public transport when visiting the railway and we'll make it worth your while! Bring valid bus or train tickets for the day and we'll give you each a 50% discount.