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Dean Forest Railway

A 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend with steam and some heritage diesel train services. Free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station. Pay once - ride all day!

Attraction in or near Lydney


Description

Take a magical 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend on The Dean Forest Railway. Experience the sight, sounds and smells of travel on a rural branch railway operated by steam trains - with some heritage diesel services.

There is free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station.  There are also stations at Parkend, Whitecroft, Lydney Town and Lydney Junction where it is possible to join the train.

You pay once & can ride all day – stations are near real ale pubs, park, shops, footpaths and cycle paths – with longer walks to the restored Lydney Docks and RSPB Nagshead.

  • Check the website for operating days and timetables. 
  • The Railway also runs family events and dining trains.

 


Opening Times

February to November plus Christmas time.  See website for details.


Features

  • Attraction
  • Children welcome
  • Dog Friendly
  • Families
  • Heritage
  • Museum
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Rainy Days
  • Visitor Attraction
  • Wheelchair access

Location

Forest Road
Lydney
Gloucestershire
GL15 4ET
O/S Ref: SO 629 043

Enter your start address:

From A48 Gloucester to Chepstow road, take B4234 from Lydney to Parkend. Dean Forest Railway is on your left after approximately 2 miles.

Note The above directions are to our main centre at Norchard Station. Similarly the marker on the map is at Norchard.

  • Coleford
  • Lydney
  • Parkend

Events


The Royal Forester Evening Dining Train - Silver Service

19th April 2020
A Delicious Meal Served on a Wonderful Evening Train Ride!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


The Royal Forester Evening Dining Train - Silver Service

23rd May 2020
A Delicious Meal Served on a Wonderful Evening Train Ride!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Disoriented Express Murder Mystery Evening

27th June 2020
Join us on board the Dean Forest Railway to solve an insipid murder!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Scenic Supper Cruise

4th July 2020
Relish a Delicious Meal Aboard the Dean Forest Railway!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


The Royal Forester Evening Dining Train - Silver Service

19th July 2020
A Delicious Meal Served on a Wonderful Evening Train Ride!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Footplate Experience

26th July 2020
Spend a whole day operating a typical Great Western branch line!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Scenic Supper Cruise

12th August 2020
Relish a Delicious Meal Aboard the Dean Forest Railway!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


The Royal Forester Evening Dining Train - Silver Service

15th August 2020
A Delicious Meal Served on a Wonderful Evening Train Ride!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Scenic Supper Cruise

29th August 2020
Relish a Delicious Meal Aboard the Dean Forest Railway!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Footplate Experience

5th September 2020
Spend a whole day operating a typical Great Western branch line!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Scenic Supper Cruise

19th September 2020
Relish a Delicious Meal Aboard the Dean Forest Railway!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


The Royal Forester Evening Dining Train - Silver Service

20th September 2020
A Delicious Meal Served on a Wonderful Evening Train Ride!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Footplate Experience

3rd October 2020
Spend a whole day operating a typical Great Western branch line!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Evening

10th October 2020
Join us on board the Dean Forest Railway to solve a shocking murder!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Royal Forest of Steam Gala

16th October 2020 - 18th October 2020
Lots of activity (and steam) throughout the weekend

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Prices

Prices for all-day rover tickets.

  • Adult, £11
  • Child (5 to 16 years), £5
  • Child under 5, Free
  • Senior (over 60, £10
  • Family (2+2), £27

Groups of 20+ may deduct 15%.  Does not apply to special events.


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