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Kirklees Light Railway

Address : Park Mill Way
Address : Clayton West
Town/City : Huddersfield
County : Yorkshire
Country : England
Post code : HD8 9XJ
Phone : 01484 865727
Web Site :  www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

The Kirklees Light Railway is situated in the village of Clayton West, near Huddersfield, in the picturesque foothills of the South Pennines.

The railway runs for three and-a-half miles along the old track-bed of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway's Clayton West Line branch line, and opened to the public in October 1991.

The journey from Clayton West to Shelley offers fine views of the Grade II listed Emley Transmitting Station and passes through the ancient woodland of Blacker Wood which is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The trip also includes passage through the Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel which - at 467m long is the longest tunnel on any 15" narrow gauge line in Britain!

Take a ride on the railway's fleet of unique steam and diesel engines as they travel through the glorious surrounding countryside, let the kids run wild on the adventure playgrounds, browse the extensive gift and model railway shop or relax with a cuppa and cake in The Buffer Stop Cafe.

Trains operate every weekend from mid-February to Christmas and daily during school holidays, with the railway also offering a full programme of special events throughout the year.


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