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Dean Forest Railway

Pannier tank No. 9681 among the bluebells.
Pannier tank No. 9681 among the bluebells.
Praire No. 5521.
Praire No. 5521.

The 4 1/2 mile standard gauge line runs from Norchard to Lydney Junction and Norchard to Parkend, through beautiful woodland and countryside offering visitors a chance to experience the relaxing pace of a typical country branch line.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Norchard Station Forest Road Lydney Gloucestershire GL15 4ET

Open days

Wed, Sat-Sun & BHol 16 Mar-10 Nov. Also Fri 7 Jun; 13, 27 Sep. Santa in Dec.


By Bus: 73, 755

By Rail: Lydney Junction / 0.50 miles

Withfive stations along the way you'll have time to explore the local area, taking in woodland walks and country pubs or venturing down to the Severn estuary to explore Lydney Harbour with its fantastic views across the Severn.

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