Nature Trail

Nature trail entrance sign.

The Nature Trail is a quiet (except when our train passes!) woodland path running alongside our railway line. You can experience the sounds and smells of an old steam engine or a more modern industrial diesel crewed by our volunteers.

It offers opportunities for photographing and viewing our trains as they pass by or just a pleasant walk along a wooded trail.

You may be lucky to spot tree creepers, a barn owl or muntjack deer. In warm sunny weather look out for butterflies and moths.

Thistles in nloom on the nature trail.
The nature trail follows a shady path alongside tippler wagons.

The initial part of the trail runs alongside our wagon siding. Here you can get up close with old tipplers, a derelict tram, an old parcels van and more.

Betty our Sentinel diesel alongside the nature trail picnic area.

We currently have one picnic table along the trail and are planning more in the future.

Further along there are two benches where you can enjoy countryside views and maybe an engine running along the tracks.

In places the trees and bushes for a shady tunnel around the path.

The trail is uneven in places and has no steps.

It can be wet after heavy rain so do bring some suitable clothing. In dry weather it should be accessible and the trail vegetation is kept in check.

Be aware the path is inclined and narrow near to the course of the old canal (now mostly obscured). This may limit buggy and disabled access.
(For more information see our access page).

The end of the nature trail with several ore wagons parked.