Welcome to WWLR!
(Located on the edge of Wells on the Stiffkey Road, see map at bottom of page - 15 minutes walk from the Harbour)
We're open 7 days a week, running 4 return trains daily. Please see our timetable for more details.
ALL ABOARD THE SANTA EXPRESS!
3/4, 10/11 & 17/18 December - Trains at 11am & 2pm Book now on 01328 711630
From Wells Station, head to Walsingham to meet Santa in his special railway grotto. Fare includes a gift for every child, a festive drink and a mince pie...and a memorable journey! £12 for adults & children 5-15 years, £4 for children 4 and under. Approximately a 2 hr experience.
No booking necessary, arrive 15 mins before your desired departure time, take a seat on the train and our guard will take your payment - card, cash, cheque or possibly chocolate...
Dogs travel for free if room, 4s and under free, pushchairs and wheelchairs can be taken if they can be folded and placed in a guard's compartment. Plenty of free parking at Wells end plus cafe, shop and toilets.
Campers at our neighbouring site, Blueskies campsite receive a voucher with £1 off each fare paying passenger.
Breakfasts from 9am.
Groups welcome - please call for further details
Driver Experience Sessions available - please call or email for more info and prices
Come and join us for a ride through the God's own County - the wonderful picturesque North Norfolk countryside!
Visit the longest 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotives 'Norfolk Hero' and 'Norfolk Heroine' which were especially built for this line.
A great adventure for all the family in the delightful countryside of the North Norfolk coast.
Dogs travel for free and are most welcome if there is room. Mostly, dogs sit by their owners feet so we rarely have to ask dogs to run along beside the train!
Enjoy our timetable service from the seaside and harbour town of Wells to the picturesque town of Walsingham, famed for centuries as a centre of pilgrimage. A scenic journey with five bridges through lovely countryside. Halts at Warham St Mary and Wighton. With the regular service you have ample time to explore Walsingham with its shops, restaurants and inns as well as the famous shrine before catching the train back. For more information visit www.walsinghamvillage.org
Our main station at Wells has a charming restored signal box where refreshments, gifts and souvenirs are available. The unique Garratt steam locomotive "Norfolk Hero" was built in 1986 specially for the line, being joined by "Norfolk Heroine" in 2011.
Evening charter trains are also bookable, full details can be obtained from the Wells Station, emailing us or by phoning 01328 711630. Coach parties and group bookings welcome by prior arrangement in our extended car park. Car and coach parking is free at Wells Station.
The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway was born out of one man's passionate dream, hard work and sheer determination. Lt. Cmdr. Roy Francis ( pictured above ) had already built the mile long 10¼" gauge Beach railway at Wells. In 1979 he started to construct the WWLR on the four miles of old Great Eastern track bed from Wells to Walsingham. Work was completed in 1982 and on 6th April services began on schedule making it the longest 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway in the world.
"Pilgrim", an 0-6-0 side tank engine, hauled the train until 1987 when the new unique 2-6-0 + 0-6-2 Garratt locomotive "Norfolk Hero" came into service. Two extra coaches were added to the train increasing the seating capacity to 76. A second Garratt locomotive "Norfolk Heroine" entered service in April 2011. A redundant signal box was moved from Swainsthorpe to Wells, where the ground floor was converted to provide a shop and tearoom. The full history of the railway, the journey described, engineering, locomotive and permanent way details,can all be found in the guidebook. This and other memorabilia can be purchased from the station shop. At Wells Station, the Station Cafe offers a selection of refreshments.
Take time out for an unforgettable trip with the whole family.
If you want any more information about the Railway or the Support Group, please contact:
Wells to Walsingham Light Railway,
Wells Next-the-Sea, Norfolk. NR23 1QB.
Telephone: 01328 711630
If you enjoyed your visit to the WWLR then you might like to visit some other family attractions in Norfolk. Click here for more things to do in Norfolk.
THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED August 2016