For a different way to explore the gorgeous Norfolk countryside and unique towns take a trip on one of the fantastic heritage railways.
North Norfolk Railway
Take in the glorious north Norfolk coast and countryside on a trip along the North Norfolk Railway, or Poppy Line as it is also known, one of the UK’s most scenic heritage railways. The Poppy Line is easily accessible from the main rail network – take the Bittern Line to Sheringham to pick up the heritage railway. The service, which operates both steam and diesel, runs between seaside Sheringham and the Georgian market town of Holt.
Bure Valley Railway
Running through the heart of the Norfolk Broads, the narrow gauge railway begins at Aylsham and journeys through the countryside to Wroxham, the capital of The Norfolk Broads. Running alongside the track is the Bure Valley Path so for the keen walker or cyclist you can walk or cycle one-way and then take a leisurely ride back on the train to the start.
Wells & Walsingham Light Railway
The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway is the longest 10-and-a-quarter-inch narrow gauge steam railway in the world. Opened in 1982 on a former branch line of the Great Eastern Railway, the vintage loco chugs smoothly along a four-mile line. Wells Harbour Light Railway is another 10-and-a-quarter-inch narrow gauge steam and diesel railway that runs from Wells town down to the beach, where you’ll find the famous colourful huts and the beach that is often voted the best in Britain. A short walk away is Holkham beach – take a stroll through the pine forest.
Whitwell and Reepham
Just one mile from the charming Georgian town of Reepham, you’ll discover this working railway running steam and diesel engines. Combine it with a walk or cycle on the Marriott’s Way.
With over four miles of narrow-gauge steam lines and four journeys to choose from, jumping on board a magnificent steam engine is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the scenery!