A magnificent Great Western adventure, revisited. Following an enjoyable visit earlier this year, I’m back on the Severn Valley Railway again!
An afternoon stroll through the Lumsdale Valley, one of the lesser known attractions in the Derbyshire Peak District near to Matlock. It’s a beautiful wooded gorge with ruins of several historic mill buildings, and a series of lovely waterfalls.
Continuing with this year’s theme of heritage railways, on Sunday I visited the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire. First established in 1867, the single track branch line from Keighley to Oxenhope is now a preserved railway, set in the 1950s.
Our first trip out in the caravan this year along with our two dogs, exploring the area around Cambridge. One of the dogs, Indie, is a relatively recent addition this year, so it’s also our first holiday experience with him.
A weekend away in Bewdley, Worcestershire, gave me the perfect opportunity to spend an entire day on the Severn Valley Railway, a heritage railway running for 16 miles between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.
Another full day of exploring, with a bus trip down the coast to the resort town of Playa del Carmen, and a ferry across to the Isla de Cozumel.