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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.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


St Newlyn East Newquay Cornwall TR8 5LX

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Open days

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


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…


The Sentinel Steam Waggons of Shrewsbury

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


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!


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


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