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Lappa Valley Railway

15in. gauge steam railway on former GWR branch line. Two mile return trip. Two steam, two diesel locomotives. Historic Cornish lead mine engine house. Also 7¼in. & 10¼in. gauge miniature railways.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Address

St Newlyn East Newquay Cornwall TR8 5LX

  • 01872 510 317
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Open days

Sat-Sun Mar. Daily 30 Mar-3 Nov. From 1000.

Travel

By Rail: Quintrell Downs / 4 miles

Everyone, young or old, loves a train ride the railway offers three different railway experiences, with over three miles of track! Your journey begins with the mile-long trip, from Benny Halt Station, on a miniature steam locomotive taking you through the picturesque wooded valley to East Wheal Rose. Here you will find two more railways, a fabulous wooded valley to explore with canoes on a boating lake, a brick path maze, crazy golf, superb play areas, plus delicious food in the Whistle Stop café and a gift shop packed with everything about trains and more.  Lappa Valley is the ideal day out for a family, loads for the kids to do all day and plenty to entertain mums and dads too! 

From the Steam Heritage Shop

Reflections of Living Steam

Barry J Finch is a well known photographer of road and agricultural steam engines and has published a number of books in the 1960s and 1970s of photographs…

£12.95

The Sentinel Steam Waggons of Shrewsbury

Celebrating the 2015 100th anniversary of the start of Sentinel steam waggon production in Shrewsbury.

£19.00

Regular Price: £24.00

Alice and Friends activity book

A fun, full colour, 32 page book with puzzles, rhymes, cartoons, and games to keep you all amused and see how much you know about engines!

£3.75

October 2018

  • Down by the Canal – Leawood Pumphouse
  • Homecoming 18 – Dorset WW1 convoy
  • Bricks for the Royal Flying Corps
  • A Steamy 500@50 – Great Dorset Steam Fair
  • Brill Boconnoc
  • London’s Iconic Tower Bridge

£4.25

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