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Kirklees Light Railway

Hawk leaves Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel.
Hawk leaves Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel.
Hawk and Owl leaving Clayton West for Shelley.
Hawk and Owl leaving Clayton West for Shelley.
Owl approaches Shelley.
Owl approaches Shelley.

Narrow gauge trains run for 3.5 miles along the former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Clayton West branch, through the scenic South Pennine foothills, along high embankments, through historic woodlands, deep cuttings and Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel – the longest tunnel on a narrow gauge railway in Britain. Trains are usually hauled by steam locomotives, and based on historic narrow gauge locos that were built in Britain and exported all over the world.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Kirklees Light Railway Co. Ltd


The Station, Park Mill Way Clayton West Nr Huddersfield Yorkshire HD8 9XJ

  • 01484 865 727
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Open days

Sat-Sun & BHol 9 Feb-19 May, 7 Sep-20 Oct, 9-24 Nov. Daily 13-28 Apr, 25 May-2 Jun, 17 Jul-1 Sep, 25 Oct-3 Nov. Also Wed-Sun 5 Jun-19 Jul. Santas in Dec.


By Bus: 80, 81, 435, 436

By Rail: Denby Dale / 3 miles

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