Spa Valley Railway

Steam and heritage diesel trains throughout the year in the High Weald!
The Spa Valley Railway!
Welcome to the Spa Valley Railway, operating trains through the High Weald since 1997. Travel by mainline trains operated by Southern Railway to Eridge where you can commence your journey through the wonderful High Weald Countryside and experience all the attractions we have to offer.

The delightful country junction station, now a shadow of its former glory, once upon a time served stations such as Eastbourne, Lewes, East Grinstead and Three Bridges however following the Beeching Axe in the 1960s is now just a through station serving locations such as Uckfield, Crowborough and Oxted. Platforms 2 & 3 are now served by our trains into the High Weald and many hours of voluntary labour have gone in to restoring the station to its British Railways Southern 1960's Green & Cream colour scheme.

At Eridge we have access to some vast and delightful walks through the woods towards Harrison's Rocks, Forge Farm and Groombridge.

Eridge also allows access to the Wildwood Vineyard - you can travel on our trains to Eridge to then join the vineyard tour and tasting - see here for details!

Also at Eridge there is the popular Huntsman Public House which serves local seasonal food, fine wine, great beer, and as they say themselves they are the best kept secret in Eridge! Make sure you book in advance though, the pub has limited space.

Our principle intermediate station, alight here to visit the delightful village divided between Kent & Sussex. Our station is newly constructed as the original station was demolished to make way for a new housing development in the 1990s, what you see today is the work of truly dedicated volunteers who have spent thousands of hours developing Groombridge into the wonderful station that we have today. Please do visit the restored Old Station Building which is now used jointly by ourselves as a Ticket Office and also the home of our Admin team plus Withyham Parish Council.

Known as one of the sunniest spots on the railway and also the crossing point for trains, you can enjoy a snack or drink whilst savouring in the past at our country station.

What to see in Groombridge:

Childrens Playground (2-3mins walk by the Village Hall)
The Junction Inn
The Crown Inn
Walks to Harrison’s Rocks
Join the Forest Way to the historic villages of Withyham & Hartfield (Winnie the Pooh Country)
St Thomas’ Church of 1884
High Rocks
The smallest however probably the most picturesque station on our line, built from scratch and opened in 1998 following the closure of the original halt in the 50s, serves the fantastic High Rocks themselves and the delightful Inn.

High Rocks Halt is actually set in the gardens of the High Rocks Inn. This is an ideal place to sit and watch the trains go by whilst enjoying a drink in the landscaped gardens. A very unique station in a beautiful location, one stop on your journey you must make!

These date back millions of years, acres of breath taking sandstone rocks are linked with eleven bridges. You can also enjoy the High Rocks Inn and function complex, plus access to the High Weald countryside and woodland footpaths.

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