Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Lappa Valley Steam Railway

St Newlyn East, Newquay

The Lappa Valley Steam railway was opened in 1974. The fifteen inch gauge steam train runs for two miles from Benny Halt to East Wheal Rose.

Visitor Information

The track runs on a section of the trackbed originally built in 1849 for a minerals railway to serve the mine at East Wheal Rose.
One mile of track running through the Lappa Valley between the stations at Benny Halt and East Wheal Rose. Car parking and ticket office can be found at Benny Halt while the rest of the activities are located at East Wheal Rose at the end of your journey by steam train.

The Od Forge Coffee shop serves lunchtime meals, delightful Cornish Cream Teas and plenty of other items where you can buy a drink and snacks during your visit.

At both ends of the railway are gift shops where you can buy many train related items including Thomas the Tank engine models and games.

Dont miss the aMAZEing Trevithick Brick Path Maze which replicates Trevithicks 1804 locomotive but 6 times the size.

Look out for the hidden symbols and letters in the maze: the letters 'R' and 'T' in the path and 'L' for Lappa in the turf between.

Take time out to rest in the scenic play areas and let the children have fun one one of the wooden plenty of things to see and do.

The Lappa Valley Railway is signposted from the A3075 Newquay to Redruth road, and this is the only suitable access for coaches.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015