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Churnet Valley Railway

Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 758491
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Steam or Diesel it's a great trip!

We have been here now on both diesel days and steam days, the station at the end of the line... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom
From Froghall to Cheddleton

With a group of 10 children on a recuperative holiday from Belarus, we had a memorable experience... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Diane C
Staffordshire, 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 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 28 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 18 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
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Came here on our final day as we wasn't sure what else to do and had seen a sign for a weekend festival on here to do with beer tasting, stayed for about half an hour, seen 1 train go by and listened to the...More

Thank LaurenV23
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Lovely to sit back watch the scenery with the clickety clack.friendly staff in their uniforms.well run,well presented. nice to have the food and drinks trolley going down the aisle.No effort is spared to make your visit enjoyable,

1  Thank Diane S
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This steam railway is a credit to the teams of volunteers who have restored and continue to develop it. The whole of the Churnet Valley reflects the work of locals on the walkways, canal, riverside and wildlife habitats. The did a round trip from Cheddleton...More

Thank BellsNZ
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

FABULOUS!! The journey on the steam train was just lovely. What a glorious way to trip back to the wonderful days of steam! The pristine engine gleamed, as did the station and it was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the people visiting on the...More

Thank CarolHall525
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice we went with the kids for the Easter egg hunt and it was brill kids loved it... got a chocolate egg at the end and we had food at the black lion, the balloon guy was funny and made free balloon animals for...More

Thank dougie-86
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This heritage railway is set in surprisingly attractive countryside in rural Staffordshire. The staff are both friendly and helpful in equal measure which adds considerably to the visit. The station at Chedderton is a gem of the old North Staffordshire Railway's architecture and the tea...More

Thank Chris d
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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
Cynthia K
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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