Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, A great way to spend a day...
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At the station Passengers view the information boards at Ravenstor Station

Ravenstor Station is the most northerly point of the line, situated just half a mile away from Wirksworth Station at the summit of a 1 in 27 incline. Upon arrival it could be mistaken that you are in the middle of nowhere! In actual fact, you are just a few minutes away from many of the tourist attractions associated with the High Peak.

Brief History

The line north of Wirksworth to the site which is now Ravenstor station was built to serve the many surrounding quarries. The line never carried passengers originally but in September 2005, the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway opened a small station here, creating a brand new passenger railway!

Passenger Services

The station sees shuttle services from Wirksworth. You may join the train here to go to Wirksworth. Change at Wirksworth for Duffield or Idridgehay. See timetable for dates of operation

Please check our timetable for details.

Map Map of Ravenstor Station and the High Peak. Click here to enlarge
Around the Station

There are many places to visit around Ravenstor Station and indeed one could spend a whole day visiting all of them!

If you are planning a day in the Peak District why not travel from Duffield to Wirksworth by train and hop onto our Ravenstor shuttle. Alternatively, you could park at Wirksworth Station and ride up instead.

Follow the waymarkers up the hill from the station to explore some of these attractions:

  • National Stone Centre
  • Derbyshire Eco Centre
  • Black Rocks
  • Middleton Top
  • The High Peak Trail
  • The Steeple Grange Light Railway

Click on the link below the map to enlarge it. See our links page for more information on these attractions.

Map of the line
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