Enchanting Peak District & Historic Railways

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28 May 2020 - 17 Sep 2020
Duration: 5 days
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Discover the delights of the Peak District on this enchanting break by rail. Join us as we journey back to a bygone era and experience preserved historic railways, restored to their former glory, offering a glimpse into times gone by. From your base in north Derbyshire, you will experience the breath-taking scenery of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales as you experience four fantastic rail journeys. We’ll also visit the fascinating Crich Tramway Village before enjoying a ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car, for more spectacular views of the Derwent Valley.


  • Four nights’ half board accommodation in north Derbyshire
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager

Plus the following excursions:

  • Enjoy a steam train journey on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
  • Join the Peak Heritage Rail line for a roundtrip train ride
  • Take a ride on the volunteer-led Foxfield Railway from Caverswall Station
  • Enjoy a roundtrip ride on the Churnet Valley Railway
  • Plus the following Tours & Experiences:

  • Entrance and free time at Crich Tramway Village
  • A ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car at stunning Matlock Bath

Day 1: North Derbyshire

Make your own way to our hotel in north Derbyshire where you meet our Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner.

Day 2: Crich Tramway Village, Matlock Bath & Heights of Abraham

After breakfast at we board our coach and travel to the fascinating Crich Tramway Village. This national tramway museum has so much to offer including over 60 trams built between 1873 and 1982. There’s also a park, woodland walk, a picnic point with stunning views, plus plenty of places to eat and drink. After some free time to explore we’ll depart the village and journey to Matlock Bath for an included ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car, where after ascending 554ft to the top station, we’ll enjoy views over Derwent Valley and the surrounding Peak District.

Day 3: Ecclesbourne Valley Railway & Peak Rail Heritage Railway

This morning our coach transfers us to Wirksworth station where we’ll join the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, a former terminus of the Midland Railway which was reopened in 2002. We’ll enjoy a fantastic roundtrip train journey taking in the beautiful scenery of the Peak District. After some free time at Wirksworth station where you can visit the museum and quaint little shop, we’ll continue on to Matlock where we will join the Peak Rail Heritage Railway. The line follows the River Derwent and passes through the spectacular Matlock Dale. We’ll rejoin our coach at Matlock and return to our hotel for dinner.

Day 4: Foxfield Light Railway & Churnet Valley Railway

After a leisurely breakfast we journey by coach to Caverswall Road Station where we join the Foxfield Light Railway; a volunteer-led railway. We’ll enjoy a roundtrip taking in the Staffordshire countryside in lovely period carriages. After our journey our coach takes us to Froghall station where we’ll join the Churnet Valley Railway. This heritage railway operates along part of the former North Staffordshire Railway’s Churnet Valley Line and takes you on a journey back to the classic days of railway travel as it passes through beautiful countryside. We’ll experience a roundtrip journey from Froghall and return to our hotel after. We’ll enjoy our final evening with a relaxing dinner.

Day 5: Return Home

After breakfast, you’re free to check out of the hotel and make your way home at leisure.

Please note: We cannot guarantee that all our rail journeys will be steam hauled and the running order of the itinerary may change depending on availability.


    Make your own way to and from hotel

      Check in from 15.00
      Check out 10.00


Your Hotel Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Steeped in rich history, the four star Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club dates back to 1266 and is the oldest Marriott in the world. Bordered by the natural beauty of the Peak District National Park, the hotel benefits from a gym with heated indoor pool, two golf courses and a relaxing spa. There are also two fantastic restaurants to choose from; offering fresh, locally sourced best of British dishes. Rooms are well equipped and feature tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and a safe.