The events for Ecclesbourne 150 form in part the programme of events for the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.
You can find all the railway’s events for 2017 here: EVR Events Page
You can also download the EVR’s timetable and events programme here: EVR Brochure
Special events for Ecclesbourne 150
Sunday 30 April 9:00-4:00 Four Railways Walk and Ride
You will discover the history and delights of four railways and, what’s more, it’s 50 years to the day since the closure of the C&HPR. You will ride on the Steeple Grange Light Railway, Derwent Valley and Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. It is a real ‘feet and seat’ experience walking to, and riding on the operating railways, Walk approx.. 4 miles. Bring a packed lunch.
Cost: Walk is FREE but donations to Mayor’s charity and Middleton Top and Leawood Pump Group gratefully received plus cost of each railway’s admission. Meet: Wirksworth Station. Location: OS ref SK 290 541. Sat Nav DE4 4FB. Information and booking: Middleton Top 01629 533298.
Friday 12 May 7pm – 8:45 pm: C&HPR Slide Talk
It is 50 years since the closure of this historic and unique railway and this slide talk will delight you with the locos, tracks, inclines and stories
of the workers. You’ll also be brought up to date with the route and its use as the High Peak Trail. Join Andy Pollock and Rick Jillings for this not to be missed evening.
Meet: Derbyshire Eco Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton
by Wirksworth. Cost: £3 Location: OS ref SK 285 554 Sat Nav DE4 4LS. Information 01629 533298 and booking: 01629 533038.
Saturday 17th June.
SPECIAL TRAIN. A celebratory train to follow the timetable of the final passenger train in 1947 returning triumphantly as ‘the lost return to Wirksworth’.
We are hoping for miserable weather to match the historic Saturday in 1947!