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Churnet Valley Railway

Kingsley and Froghall Station
ST10 2HA

Tel: 01538 750755

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Churnet Valley Railway

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Churnet Valley railway is accessible from either Cheddleton or Kingsley & Froghall station. Cheddleton is 3 miles south of Leek or 3 miles north of Cellarhead along the A520. Froghall is situated on the A52, Stoke to Ashbourne road. Follow the brown and white tourist signs for either the railway or Alton Towers.  

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Stoke-on-Trent station is 12 miles away.



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    • Disabled access
    • Disabled toilets

    Booking & Payment Details

    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


    • On-site catering - We have an interesting variety of food available from each of our stations making sure all of our visitors don't go hungry or thirsty! Sit back and relax, take the weight off your feet and enjoy a snack or meal at one of our Stations or toward our bespoke Dining Train.
    • Picnic site


    • Baby changing facilities
    • Children welcome


    • Facilities for educational visits
    • Facilities for groups

    Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

    • Facilities for corporate hospitality


    • Free Parking

    Property Facilities

    • Dogs accepted
    • Gift shop
    • Public toilets
    • Smoking not allowed


    • Description of route - In addition to the 11-mile return journey along the valley from Cheddleton to Froghall, there's a taste of contrasting moorland scenery on the 9-mile round trip over the steeply graded Cauldon branch to Ipstones Loop
    • Typical duration of route - Return journey approx 1hr 20mins for 9 mile route

    Target Markets

    • Accepts groups
    • Coach parties accepted

    Opening Times

    * Please check the website or contact our office for opening times and details of our special events .

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    Friday, 23rd August 2019 - Monday, 26th August 2019

    Spirits of the RailwayOnce again over the August Bank Holiday weekend will be a spirits infused festival!  Why not come and join us as Spirits of the Railway drops the railway in to whole new world of Rum, Whiskies, Vodka and Gin…
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    Saturday, 7th September 2019 - Sunday, 8th September 2019

    Yankee WeekendLooking for something totally different this September? Why not join us for our all American Yankee Weekend?
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    Saturday, 5th October 2019 - Sunday, 6th October 2019

    Anything Goes at Churnet Valley RailwayThe line is hosting its annual 'Anything Goes' gala. The home fleet will be operating an intensive service along the Churnet Valley line, including operating some of the shunter diesels that don't normally get out and about.. As the name implies if the locomotive works and is certified fit to pull…
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    Friday, 25th October 2019 - Saturday, 26th October 2019

    Carnival of DoomPrepare for two action packed nights of Frights, Freaks, Scares and Screams as the undead descend on the Churnet Valley Railway for the Carnival of Doom.   With the stations dressed to impress, all we will be missing is you! Our ever popular event returns of old making it one of the biggest events…
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