WC&P Railway Group

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Remembering a unique railway - the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead.

We are the only group dedicated solely to this railway.



A weekend trip to Nene Valley and Great Central Railways

on May 19/20

Coach pickups at Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead

We depart on Sat 19 May by coach, arriving at Wansford, Nene Valley Railway (Cambridgeshire), at about 12.45 and take the 1.30 pm steam train to Peterborough (500m walk to city centre), with a choice of return trains. The railway is 7.5 miles long. We then travel by coach to Loughborough for our overnight stay in the Ramada Hotel.

On Sun 20 we have a short coach ride to Leicester North station on the Great Central Railway, Leicester (the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway, 8.25 miles long in total) and take the 10.10 steam train to Loughborough Central (with museum, loco sheds, cafe and shop) returning to Leicester with time to explore or have lunch.

On our return coach journey we stop at Stratford-upon-Avon for about 1½ hrs arriving back at Portishead at about 7pm, Clevedon at 7.30 and Weston at 8.15 pm.

Cost is £115 pp (double or twin room). Single supplement is £15. Cost includes coach fare, return journeys on both railways and hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast.

Guided mini bus tour along the route of the WC&PR

On either Sunday 27 May or a Sunday in June 2018

  • An escorted tour with a knowledgeable guide
  • Stops at all points of interest on the route
  • A rare opportunity to see the old wharf and River Yeo bridge remains

(not normally possible, as sited on private land)

  • Discover the hidden bridge in Portishead
  • A stop for lunch in Clevedon (not included in price)
  • Visit to Sandford Railway station
  • Eight previous very successful trips made

Depart Portishead at 10.00 a.m. and return at approx. 5.30 p.m.

Cost £8 members, £10 non-members (to be confirmed)

This trip will only run if there is enough demand.

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