Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018

DMU at Nunckley Hill

Once again the Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line. Their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) will be running a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and then back to Quorn.

It is over a year since trains last ran onto the GCR main line so make a note in your diary. Continue reading Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018

Big Butterfly Count 2018

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Do you have an interest in nature and a love of butterflies? Then why not take part in the Big Butterfly Count! All you have to do is record the type and number of butterflies you see in fifteen minutes. Our Nunckley Trail, and wild-flower areas are ideal locations to… Continue reading Big Butterfly Count 2018

Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology

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As part of the Leicestershire & Rutland Festival of Archaeology why not join Robert for a guided tour looking at the history and archaeology of Nunckley Hill Quarry, the restored Mountsorrel Railway (the Swithland branch line), the remains of the 19th century building known as “Dobb Hall”, and the 1888… Continue reading Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology

Morris Minor Rally Sunday April 22nd

Morris Minor Owners Club

The Leicestershire branch of the Morris Minor Owners Club will be meeting at the heritage centre on Sunday April 22nd. Continue reading Morris Minor Rally Sunday April 22nd

Steam Trains 24th & 25th March 2018

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The Great Central Railway will be running steam trains along the Mountsorrel Railway over the weekend of March 24th & 25th. This is the first time steam passenger trains have run since the opening of the line back in 2015 and it is the only confirmed steam weekend for this year, so don’t miss it! Trains are running along the branch line only, there is no through running from GCR main line stations. Continue reading Steam Trains 24th & 25th March 2018

Spooky Wood Weekend 28/29 October

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Our volunteers will be transforming the Nunckley Trail into a spooky adventure to be enjoyed on the run up to Halloween. Come and look for the ghosts and witches. What can you find cooking in the witch’s cauldron? Don’t get caught in the cobwebs at the willow arch! Open 28th… Continue reading Spooky Wood Weekend 28/29 October

Trains Running: 21st and 22nd October

DMU at Nunckley Hill

We are pleased to announce that the GCR will again be running their DMU on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October. Ticket prices are £5 for adults, £3 for children available in advance from the GCR. Continue reading Trains Running: 21st and 22nd October

GCR Diesel Gala 9/10 September

DMU at Nunckley

The GCR will be running trains along the Mountsorrel Branch line during their forthcoming diesel gala weekend. Only day runabout tickets will be available at a cost of: adult £18, and child £10. Continue reading GCR Diesel Gala 9/10 September

Through Trains Video

Granite Wagons

An excellent day with lots of passengers on the trains, our first day of shunting demonstrations and a steady stream of youngsters trying their hand at driving our miniature trains. A quick thank you to all the volunteers for marshalling the site running the attractions.

GCR’s through trains 22/23 July

DMU at Nunckley

What makes this weekend so special? It is the first time ever that visitors will be able to catch a train at one of the GCR stations and ride through to the heritage centre and Mountsorrel stations, or vice versa. Although it was the aim of its builders in 1860… Continue reading GCR’s through trains 22/23 July