North Norfolk Railway

heritage railways in north norfolk

Railways have played a large part in north Norfolk’s history. As trade developed and industry flourished, so came the railway lines and meaning north Norfolk has a rich heritage in this form of transport, these days mainly for visitors with its steam and light railways. These railways offer a unique way to explore the stunning north Norfolk coast and countryside, as well as charming towns, and many hold events throughout the year. (Check train operating times before you set off).

ALL HERITAGE AND LIGHT RAILWAYS

North Norfolk Railway. A journey on one of the UK’s most scenic heritage railways, the North Norfolk Railway, lets you take in the glorious coast and countryside. North Norfolk Railway is easily accessible from the main rail network - take the Bittern Line to Sheringham. The service, which operates both steam and diesel, runs between the seaside town of Sheringham and the Georgian market town of Holt.

NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY

BITTERN LINE RAILWAY

Bure Valley Railway. Running through the heart of the Broads National Park, this narrow-gauge railway begins at Aylsham and journeys through the countryside to Wroxham, the capital of The Norfolk Broads. Running alongside the track is the Bure Valley Path so walkers and cyclists can walk or cycle one-way and then take a leisurely ride back on the train to the start.

BROADS NATIONAL PARK

BROADS TOWNS AND VILLAGES

Wells & Walsingham. The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway is the longest 10-and-a-quarter-inch narrow gauge steam railway in the world! Opened in 1982 on a former branch line of the Great Eastern Railway, the vintage loco travels along a four-mile line between Wells and Walsingham.

WELLS & WALSINGHAM LIGHT RAILWAY

Wells Harbour Light Railway. Wells Harbour Light Railway is another 10-and-a-quarter-inch narrow- gauge steam and diesel railway that runs from Wells town to the award-winning beach, where you'll find the famous colourful huts and stunning pinewoods. A short walk through the pine forest will take you to Holkham beach.

WELLS HARBOUR RAILWAY

Whitwell & Reepham. Just a mile from the charming Georgian town of Reepham, you'll discover this working railway running steam and diesel engines. Close to walking trails, you can combine it with a walk or cycle on the Marriott's Way.

WALKING IN NORTH NORFOLK

CYCLING IN NORTH NORFOLK

Ashmanhaugh Light Railway. Set in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside, within earshot of the whistles of the Bure Valley Railway and within sight of the Bittern Line trains. It really is well worth a visit, a must for any rail enthusiast.