How to find us
ALL TRAINS CURRENTLY DEPART FROM AND TERMINATE AT WELLS STATION
Wells Station is clearly signposted on the Stiffkey Road just to the east of Wells-next-the-Sea.
Enter the postcode NR23 1QB into your satnav or use the what3words coordinates wishes.exotic.snail.
No need to book. Just turn up and pay your fares and parking at the ticket office...
RE-OPENING SATURDAY 1 MAY 2021
We will be kicking the post-lockdown season off with the same services we ran last summer. Half-way to Walsingham and back, every hour from 10am until 4pm. Wells departure only.
Great Daily Mail article on us!
A charming article about the area which mentions the delights of Walsingham and our wonderful little railway.
If you are new here, we are one of North Norfolk's hidden gems with a reputation for fun, friendliness and fabulous views!
As for everyone, 2020 was a tough year and whilst we look forward to welcoming visitors in 2021 when we can, please do visit our GoFundMe page if you can spare a penny or two to support us in the meantime!
ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR BIG ADVENTURE ON THE WORLD'S SMALLEST PUBLIC RAILWAY?
The famous Wells & Walsingham Light Railway steams between the Norfolk seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea and the beautiful Abbey village of Walsingham*.
Climb aboard, sit back and enjoy a half-hour trip through beautiful countryside whilst you take in the evocative sights, sounds and smells of steam travel. Your unforgettable trip back in time clanks over and under bridges, chuffs past a hill-fort and through a real ghost platform.
Wells & Walsingham
Our stations are located in delightful North Norfolk communities - the hustle and bustle of the beach and shops at Wells and the quaint Saxon village of Walsingham* on the banks of the River Stiffkey. Both well worth exploring on your big adventure.
*Special COVID round-trip route currently running from Wells to Wighton only.
Your Big Adventure
No need to book. Just turn up and pay at the ticket office.
Once aboard, there are wild flowers, butterflies, birds of prey, brown hare and deer to see as you steam along whilst being protected from the glare of the sun or even the rain (which is useful to make steam from!).
Snacks are available from the Signal Box Café and there is a play area to enjoy before or after your adventure on the train. During the holidays there’s always something here for kids (and grown-ups).
The WWLR crew will also be putting on special activities and events for our young passengers as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Full steam ahead...
WWLR services have been adapted to accommodate social distancing guidelines.
The dedicated and passionate team here at The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway are working extra hard so you can enjoy your big adventure on our amazing little railway. Carriage capacity has been reduced and are thoroughly cleaned after every trip to help keep you safe and well during your visit.
There's no need to book. Just turn up and pay at the ticket office when you get here...
It's still the biggest adventure you can have on such a small railway!
"A much-loved East Anglian gem"
From our friend and TV presenter, Jules Hudson:
"Over the years I’ve championed many of our most inspiring heritage projects. So many now face financial ruin and, whilst their future isn’t perhaps at the top of the political agenda, we have to ensure there is a world to explore and be inspired by that can still celebrate our nation’s story in all its forms. The future of the Wells & Walsingham is one example fighting for survival. It’s part of the fabric of North Norfolk and for the many thousands who’ve enjoyed it over the years, a future without it would be all the poorer. I’m proud to support this much loved East Anglian gem. Let’s all do what we can for our regional historic sites that represent the very best of who we are, past and present. It’s not just cash. A spare of pair of hands is always welcome!"
Be part of the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway story...
Got some spare time? We rely on an amazing team of dedicated volunteers to run and maintain the railway. We welcome anyone who can bring previous experience to the team or learn new skills from our friendly crew. It’s a great place to get involved whatever your role; guard to gardener, duty manager to digger driver, platform assistant to office administrator. Dedicate as little or as much time as you like.
Please support our 'fighting fund' to keep the railway on track
Whilst we are all fighting the coronavirus, we are also fighting to keep the wheels of the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway turning. The next few months will be very difficult as we struggle to keep the railway alive.
We also have a responsibility to support the dedicated crew that help to run and maintain the railway.
Please support our urgent appeal for help by donating to our GoFundMe appeal. Thank you!