We will be running a slightly modified timetable in association with the Railways AGM taking place in Bedale. This change has bee designed to allow as many as possible of our volunteers and members to attend the AGM and then travel on the afternoon train from Bedale to Leyburn.
Don’t forget, children travel for only £1 on all our scheduled trains and tickets are all-day rovers – this means that you can travel on any train in the same day and hop on or off the train at any station (covered by your chosen ticket) that you want!
Leeming Bar: why not start your journey with a visit to our National Lottery-funded, restored station building museum at Leeming Bar and learn about rural railway life in the 1920s. Enjoy a free tour with our costumed living history interpreters! You can then board a train east to Scruton or head west to Bedale, Finghall Lane and Leyburn!
Bedale: known as the gateway to the Dales, Bedale is a picturesque Georgian Yorkshire town with a historic market square, interesting shops and local pubs. The town is located just off the A1 and the station is walking distance from ample car-parking in the town. Be sure to grab a drink, sandwich and cake in our station tearoom!
Finghall Lane: this wonderful preserved example of a small rural station was featured in the “All Creatures Great and Small” and “The Yorkshire Vet” television series, based on the popular James Herriot books. If you are staying at the nearby campsite, why not use the train to explore Bedale and Leeming Bar or Leyburn? The station is a request stop – to board please signal the driver as the train approaches the platform. On your return, please inform the guard that you wish to get off.
Leyburn: this attractive Yorkshire market town is on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is a popular destination for hikers and dog walkers. Why not take a short walk to ‘The Shawl’ – an escarpment that offers spectacular panoramic views of Wensleydale. Legend has it that Mary Queen of Scots dropped her shawl here, whilst fleeing captivity in nearby Bolton Castle! The town has lots of independent shops, cafes and pubs and it holds a traditional outdoor market in the town square every Friday. Our station tearoom is renowned for its excellent homemade cakes and friendly service so make sure that you start or finish your train journey with a visit!