A big day out on the world's smallest public railway

Regular steam trains from the seaside town of Wells next the Sea to the beautiful village of Walsingham, with it's famous Abbey and shrines. Sit back and enjoy the nostalgic and atmospheric sights, sounds and smells of steam travel. Clanking over and under bridges, past a hill-fort and an abandoned platform, you get to choose between a mooch in Walsingham or the hustle and bustle of the beach and shops of Wells.

Beautiful views, wildflowers, butterflies, birds of prey, brown hare and deer all help to make your journey with us a memorable one. Childrens' activities during every holiday and lots of events to choose from. Free parking, wifi, toilets, cafe and gift shop, crazy croquet and picnic pods.

New for 2017 - Studio-Line Designs has opened a gallery shop at our Wells station, offering hand-made local crafts and art to suit all tastes and pockets.

Notice Board


Due to wind gusts above our safe operating limits, unfortunately the first train,  10.30 departure from Wells Station & 11.15am from Walsingham Station are CANCELLED.

We hope to resume normal service from 12 noon from Wells.

We apologise for any inconvenience.



Join us for a riot (of colour)!

The recent warm weather has seen vibrant colour appearing all down the line.  Some of our hundreds of species of wild flowers and plants are full of the joys of Spring and the banks are a joy to behold. Sit back and enjoy the gentle journey with inspiring views along the banks and across the rolling hills of North Norfolk.


An evening with Jules Hudson - advance notice

Presenter of Escape to the Country, Countryfile and many other TV shows, author of the new book on walled gardens and friend of the WWLR; Jules Hudson has agreed to come along in the summer and spend a social evening with us and a limited number of ticket holders.

Date to be announced but it will be a summer late afternoon and evening once the trains have finished scheduled services. Jules will chat about his life and work, his interests and spend time chatting with guests. A short train ride together (topped and tailed with two steam locos) and refreshments will be included.

Tickets will be limited to 100 and one lucky ticket holder will receive a personalised signed copy of Jules' new book, presented by the author.

Tickets £12.50

To register interest and reserve tickets please email us at wellswalsinghamrailway@gmail.com

image: Jules and our Chief Engineer Tony Martin chatting all things steam in 2016.



Looking for something to do in your spare time?  Looking to be part of a friendly, busy and varied team?  Looking to bring your experience or learn new skills?

Join the WWLR team and we can help on all those fronts!  We are currently seeking friendly, enthusiastic volunteers for the following roles:

Guard - in charge of the train on it's eight mile round trip, dealing with passengers, working with the driver to ensure a punctual friendly service is provided. Full training provided.

Duty Manager - in charge of all train movements throughout the day, supporting the train crews, being the person responsible for operating a service for the passengers.  This is a safety critical role and full competency-based training will be provided.

Platform Assistants - being the meeters and greeters for the railway at Wells & Walsingham, assisting passengers with baggage, puschairs etc, keping the platform tidy,  helping direct them and supporting the guard at busy periods.

P-Way gang - supporting our Operations Manager to keep on top of our four miles of track, track-bed, crossings, points and banks.  This is a fun, interesting job and full training is provided, along with safety workwear.

Steam-raising - an early morning shift that prepares the steam loco for service. This is hard work but a hugely satisfying role. The oohs and aahs from the public as your gleaming engine moves out of the engine-shed first thing is a great feeling; your work sets the standard of the railway.

Garders/general maintenance - helping to make the place look clean, in good order and presentable for our passengers, also assisting with the restoration of our Victorian GER carriages.

Volunteer expenses and refreshments provided; plus the opportunity to help our wonderful little railway thrive for the enjoyment of thousands in the future.

Contact the office to get more information or pop in and see us. 01328 711630 or wellswalsinghamrailway@gmail.com

Walsingham - a wonderful place to live, work and visit

For a comprehensive view of Walsingham village please check out http://www.walsinghamvillage.org

Where We Are

Wells next the Sea (free parking) NR23 1QB

Walsingham (nearby pay and display parking) NR22 6BU

See location of Wells and Walsingham Light Railway on Google maps