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West Lancashire Light Railway

Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, Preston PR4 6SP, UK

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About West Lancashire Light Railway

This is Lancashire's only narrow-gauge railway line situated in the village of Hesketh Bank, between Southport and Preston. It features locomotives, wagons, and other equipment from long-gone industrial sites in Lancashire, other parts of the UK, and overseas. The railway has seven steam locomotives, three of which are in operating condition; two are currently being rebuilt and another is on static display. There are also two electric locomotives and many IC locomotives.



Attractions near West Lancashire Light Railway

Mere Sands Wood6.95km from West Lancashire Light Railway

Mere Sands Wood is a true wildlife haven. We're thrilled to finally have the opportunity to offer new visitor facilities; just what such a wonderful and well-loved nature reserve deserves. Mere Sands Wood is also a wildflower and fungi haven. Spring and summer bring orchids, yellow-wort and yellow bartsia, while autumn and winter usher in fly agaric, earthballs and common stinkhorn.  It covers 105 acres, and includes a visitors centre, two nature trails, six wildlife hides, and one viewing platf

National Trust - Rufford Old Hall7.04km from West Lancashire Light Railway

The National Trust's Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire, is a beautiful Tudor building surrounded by Victorian and Edwardian gardens.  The amazing-looking House is also open with a fine collection of 16th and 17th century of oak furniture. It also has collections of armory and tapestry. The Great Hall's hammer-beam roof with Angels must be seen. It was designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.

Windmill Animal Farm7.55km from West Lancashire Light Railway

Windmill Animal Farm was a beautiful farm park,  opened to the public in 1992, and offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm while still having the chance to watch, feed, touch and play with the animals. It is home to an amazing range of rare breed and exotic farm animals and some of the best indoor and outdoor play areas in Lancashire.

Ribble Steam Railway and Museum8.63km from West Lancashire Light Railway

The Ribble Steam Railway is a standard gauge preserved railway in Lancashire, in the United Kingdom. It was opened to the public on 17 September 2005, running along Preston Docks. The railway began by housing much of the collection from the previously closed Southport Railway Museum, which was based in the old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway engine shed at Southport.

Lytham Windmill8.73km from West Lancashire Light Railway

Lytham Windmill is situated on Lytham Green in the coastal town of Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England. It is of the type known as a tower mill and was designed for grinding wheat and oats to make flour or bran. Lytham's best known landmarks, the Windmill and the Old Lifeboat House contain a seasonal museum with a series of exhibits  focussed on the "History of Mills and Milling", the "Great Lifeboat Disaster" and the "Heritage of Lytham St Annes and the Fylde Area".

WWT Martin Mere8.73km from West Lancashire Light Railway

There’s a fantastic day ahead of you at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Enjoy splashing, dipping, playing, feeding, paddling and getting up-close-and-personal to some of nature’s most wonderful wildlife. We've 800 acres of adventure to flutter hearts, home to thousands of rare birds; a cheeky family of otters; an all-star cast of pretty pink flamingos and a group of white storks to mention a few.

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Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.