Monday 1st and Sunday 7th May 2017
On these two days, in collaboration with the Friends of Middleton Park, some trains will be met at Park Halt for a walk round the bluebell displays in the park. Each walk will be tailored on the day to take in the best bluebells and will be suitable for those taking part: pushchairs are welcome. The walks are fairly short - around 30 minutes - and will also go to the lakeside visitor centre, where refreshments are available.
A path in the woods in Middleton Park, with the bluebells.
Picture taken during one of the bluebell walks in 2014, and © Kris Ward, 2014.
Our usual timetable will apply. On each day the tour guides will meet the following trains on their arrival at Park Halt:
- the 11:00 from Moor Road;
- the 13:00 from Moor Road; and
- the 14:40 from Moor Road.
Each walk will give you a chance to explore the woods and see the bluebells with an experienced local guide.
We have fixed this event for these dates in the hope that there will be lots of bluebells in flower by then, but obviously we can not guarantee this, although recent reports of their progress are encouraging!
Bring Your Teddy Bear
Children are invited to bring their teddy bear to join in the walk, and as part of this the following special offers will apply to any children (aged under 16), provided that they are accompanied by a fare-paying adult.
- A child who brings their teddy bear with them will travel free.
- If a child does not have a teddy bear, we will give them one (while stocks last).
The normal adult fare of £6 will apply for this event, but there will be no family tickets available.
Bluebells in the woods in Middleton Park.
Picture © Dave Cook, 2014.
Please note that the Railway reserves the right to alter, cancel or suspend any train without notice. No liability is accepted for any loss, inconvenience or delay caused by an alteration cancellation or suspension of the Railway's train services.
Other pages will provide more information about:
- our calendar of special events;
- what we offer for visitors;
- our train services;
- how to find us; and
- the Friends of Middleton Park (opens in a separate browser tab or window).