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Churnet Valley Railway

Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 758491
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Great day out

Visited the steam railway with my son and his nanny what a great experience all the staff were... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Jason B
via mobile
A short but enjoyable journey behind a steam train.

This heritage railway is situated in a picturesque valley through which flows the churnett river... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Gordon S
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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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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Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 758491
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the steam railway with my son and his nanny what a great experience all the staff were friendly and helpful and made it such a great experience for my son

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This heritage railway is situated in a picturesque valley through which flows the churnett river. It is a pleasure to travel on the line, but sad that the journey is so short. There are things to do at both Froghall and Cheddleton stations but the...More

2  Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

One of our party is a nonagenarian and is slow and uses two sticks, the staff/volunteers could not have been more helpful and kind which made our experience all the better. The extended run to Ipstones was most interesting and hearing the loco working the...More

Thank christay636
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Went on the ipstones line trip that took over 2 hrs, well worth the money and train lovely and comfortable with toilets on board, there was no refreshment trolley so we went into froghall teashop beforehand and for £2 u can bring out a hot...More

1  Thank jubag167
Reviewed 5 August 2017

tucked away in rural staffordshire not far from industrial stoke on trent you are transported back to a bygone age on the railway. the stations on the route and in particular froghall have been preserved by volunteers,we had a great day out and chose to...More

1  Thank tony c
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Small friendly railway. Lovely cafe. Oatcakes,sandwiches,chips etc. No more pie and peas ,but the chips and gravy was wow. Accessible Toilet. Bluebadge parking.

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We have been here now on both diesel days and steam days, the station at the end of the line Cheddleton is period, and the facilities at the other stations are excellent. It's not too long a walk between stations to view the remnants of...More

1  Thank rachelbrady2017
Reviewed 29 July 2017

With a group of 10 children on a recuperative holiday from Belarus, we had a memorable experience. Train ride from Froghall to Cheddleton - disembarked for packed lunch. The Cheddleton station staff went above & beyond, sorting out a make-shift cafe to keep us out...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit the Churnet Valley Railway after looking on the website we arrived a Cheddleton Station after a journey down from Manchester we were early for the departure of the train so we looķed on the platform to see if we were able...More

Thank Tatsontour
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We arrived at Froghall early, and were enjoying a very good cup of coffee when they announced the steam engine had broken down, and it would be a diesel train. Oh dear. Our main reason for visiting was to enjoy the thrill of steam. However...More

1  Thank HeatSeekerWrexham_UK
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie I didn't go for lunch so I am not sure . Sorry regrads
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Response from Jon5987 | Reviewed this property |
Need to check the CVR website for Public Opening Dates, but generally it's weekend and Bank Holidays with Wednesdays during school holidays. First train about 11am (earlier during selected events), you did need to make your... More