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Churnet Valley Railway

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Address: Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
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+44 1538 758491
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Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

The Churnet Valley Railway, is a picturesque heritage Steam Railway that...

The Churnet Valley Railway, is a picturesque heritage Steam Railway that runs through Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland, the Churnet Valley. It meanders alongside the Caldon Canal and the River Churnet for a delightful nostalgic 11 mile return journey.

Kingsley & Froghall Station has ample parking and disabled access and is home to the award winning traditional Tea Room plus the railways Souvenir Shop, both of which are open on running days.

Consall Station has no public road access making it very quiet and isolated in its situation beside the weir on River Churnet where the canal splits from the river. Nearby are the Lime Kilns and the Black Lion Public House.

At Cheddleton Station you can visit the Railway’s Engine Sheds and its small Railway Artifacts Museum.

Trains run most Sundays from February to October, and full weekends from Easter as well as Wednesdays from June to September. Additional services run on all Bank Holiday Mondays and school holidays.

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Lovely day!

We enjoyed the steam train trip in the chutney valley. The outing was sponsored and run by volunteers. The tea room was lovely and had great food and coffee.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sandra S
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the steam train trip in the chutney valley. The outing was sponsored and run by volunteers. The tea room was lovely and had great food and coffee.

Thank Sandra S
staffs moorlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having read a recent,very negative review I felt absolutely compelled to write my own review which I very seldom do. From the exceptionally friendly enquiries over the telephone,to our very enjoyable day out in the beautiful Churnet Valley,on the train and a stop off at a pub in a location you would be hard pressed to better anywhere in England,we... More 

Thank yozzo
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to tell you about our experience of dealing with Churnet Valley Railway which for a Plc is mind blowing. As a family we have spent months planning a day out for a joint birthday surprise for my father and uncle who are twins and are turning 70. As a nice idea both sets of families decided to... More 

Thank Marie M
Cheadle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic train ride along the beautiful Churnet Valley. Great location 2 pubs and a tea room to visit nearby as well as canal boat rides at Froghall wharf. Perfect day out!!

Thank LizH8523
Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

set in the western edge of the Peak District National Park, one of the less well known of the preserved steam railways. What made the visir more interesting and memorable was that the locomotive in steam was one built in the late 1940's in the USA,. so the design was different and you got to see a lot more of... More 

Thank Alphn01
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day out in frognall.. children had a great time! Tea rooms nice and quaint.. would recommend for a day out

Thank Donnasi
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The journey from Froghall to Cheddleton was quite interesting with pretty scenery along some stretches of the route. If you don't get off the train the return trip is very short. We ate in the tea room at Froghall station which was very busy due to it being bank holiday. We made the mistake of ordering the Yorkshire Pudding and... More 

Thank johnbN3415NF
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been on many a train ride where there's little to look at out of the windows, but this was lovely, going through trees and passing canals. The lady at the ticket booth was excellent and explained everything to us (that we can get on and off as we pleased with our rover tickets) and showed us the map of... More 

Thank Jessica L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff, impressive steam engines, lovely scenery all at a reasonable price. We embarked at the Froghall station which seemed good bet with its shop, cafe and a decent pub across the road.

Thank Greyfoodie
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit the tearooms its superb. Pie peas and gravy wow. Friendly helpful staff ,accessible. Dime cake perfect. Blue badge parking.Accessible toilet. Special events. Live steam.


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