Hambleton Valley Miniature Railway

The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is a volunteer-run, preserved Heritage Railway which does not receive any grants or subsidies towards running. It runs over part of the former Skipton-Ilkley line which was closed in 1965 and has steadily been rebuilt by the volunteers. Skipton is the next target.

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. Bolton Abbey station is the ideal stopping off point for a pleasant one and a half mile walk to the ruins of the 12th Century priory. Venture a little further to picnic on the banks of the River Wharfe, or in the shade of Strid Wood where you will find the Cavendish Pavillion for refreshments.

The Hambleton Miniature Railway is sited at Bolton Abbey Station and runs on most days that the main railway is running. The line features an overall station roof, made from an ex LNER BZ’z roof hoops, an engine shed, workshops, carriage shed, level crossing and several stations.

All journeys start at Woodside station which is accessible through Bolton Abbey station.


Bolton Abbey Station, Bolton Abbey, Skipton. BD23 6AF,  

Tel: 01756 710614




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