Trains meander through the stunning Weardale countryside, alongside the River Wear between Bishop Auckland and Stanhope.
Whether it be a nostalgic trip down memory lane or a fun day out with the kids, Weardale Railway is enjoyable for all ages, whatever the weather. Combine it with a walk or cycle ride, or just enjoy it as it is. Car parking, café and gift shop are available at Stanhope station just a short walk from the town centre.
The railway runs a heritage timetable and has a number of special events through the year. Visit the Weardale Railway website for more information on opportunities, train times and ticket fares. There is disabled access, pushchair access and public transport available.
More to explore
Use the link below to view the visit and explore map, and discover walks, trails, activities and more across the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark.