Kirklees Light Railway
CLAYTON WEST, WEST YORKSHIRE
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Capacities on our train rides have been reduced by 50% or more and the carriages are disinfected at the end of each journey (at either end of the line). Our playgrounds have new capacity and time limits and are disinfected at regular intervals through the day. Masks and hand gel are available to purchase in the gift shop.
This wonderful three-and-a-half-mile narrow gauge railway runs on the trackbed of the old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway’s branch line to the village of Clayton West. The railway hosts a range of special events throughout the year, including a very good Halloween Ghost Train.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible at Clayton West & Shelley Stations. No wheelchair or ramped access onto the trains
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open most weekends throughout the year & school hols 9.30-5
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About the area
Discover West Yorkshire
Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.
The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions.
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