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Kirklees Light Railway

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, UK

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About Kirklees Light Railway

The Kirklees Light Railway is situated in the village of Clayton West, near Huddersfield, in the picturesque foothills of the South Pennines.  The railway runs for three-and-a-half miles from Clayton West to Shelley and includes passage through the Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel which – at 467m long – is the longest tunnel on any 15” narrow gauge line in Britain.



Attractions near Kirklees Light Railway

Pennine Way1km from Kirklees Light Railway

The Pennine Way was the first National Trail in England and is one of the UK's most famous long-distance walks. it is one of the most challenging but rewarding long-distance walking routes and is steeped in history. It is also blessed with natural beauty and also it attracts a lot of tourists.

Cannon Hall Farm3.12km from Kirklees Light Railway

Cannon Hall Farm is an award winning family run attraction sitting in the beautiful Pennine foothills. The farm features one of the biggest and best equipped playgrounds in the north of England and the largest tube maze in Europe.

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens3.19km from Kirklees Light Railway

Set in 70 acres of parkland, this country house museum is home to an impressive collection including ceramics, glass, furniture, and Old Master paintings. The Hall also houses the Regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars and the Light Dragoons.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park3.36km from Kirklees Light Railway

500-acre open-air gallery showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The park's collection of works by Moore is one of the largest open-air displays of his bronzes in Europe.

Emley Moor4.32km from Kirklees Light Railway

One of the majestic pieces of architectural skill that was towering over the town from high up on Emley Moor.  This transmitting station stands 1,084 feet tall. Its base is 1,949 feet above sea level, imposing over the beautiful rolling moorland. The structure consists of a tapered cylindrical pillar of reinforced concrete, topped by a steel lattice mast carrying 55 m tall antennas. It was the seventh-tallest freestanding structure and the fourth tallest tower in the European Union.

National Coal Mining Museum for England5.18km from Kirklees Light Railway

The National Coal Mining Museum for England. Visit for a unique all weather adventure. Underground tours, exhibitions, the great outdoors & original events. The museum offers guided underground tours where visitors can experience the conditions miners worked in and see the tools and machines they used as the industry and the mine developed through the years. The Yorkshire Mining Museum opened in 1988 and the museum became the National Coal Mining Museum in 1995.

Where is Kirklees Light Railway

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West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. Remnants of strong coal, wool and iron ore industries remain in the county, having attracted people over the centuries.