Heatherslaw Light Railway

Photo: Jason Pratt

Heatherslaw Light Railway is a 15” gauge railway running from Heatherslaw to Etal Village. The 13 km round trip that takes approximately 50 minutes, perfect for a quick day out!

Climb aboard the miniature train, powered by the trusty engines Lady Augusta and Bunty (depending who’s day off it is!). Let them chug along as you admire the views from the railway which takes you via the riverside and stunning views of the Northumberland countryside. See plenty of wildlife that thrives off the River Till! You can see swans, moorhens, herons, and kingfishers, just to name a few.

Once you arrive at Etal Village, you can visit the 14th century castle and museum, quaint thatched cottages, and a traditional pub. See flour made by a conventional water mill at Heatherslaw Corn Mill. It’s the only working water cornmill in Northumberland, maintain the tradition that reaches back 700 years on this very site. Finally, pay a visit to the Ford Model Village, before boarding the light railway and heading back to Heatherslaw.

Lady Augusta is the older of two steam engines that steam along the Heatherslaw track. She has been in use since 1989, and has successfully pulled up to 100 passengers a trip for 21 years. Bunty has shared the burden with her since he was introduced in 2010. He’s a more powerful engine, incorporating modern design features. Join Bunty and Lady Augusta for the scenic ride on a train you won’t forget in a hurry!


Ford Forge, Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4QA
Tel: 01890 820317
Times: April – June & September- October, on the hour from Heatherslaw Station 11.00am – 3.00pm
July – August, every hour from Heatherslaw Station 11:00 – 4:00