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Spinney Trail bluebell panorama Bluebells on the Nature Trails - If you are visiting the Heritage centre in the next few weeks, be sure to allow time to visit our nature trails. You will find drifts of English Bluebells scattered around the Nunckley Trail, however the Spinney Trail is currently brimming with blue! In particular the bank to the North… Continue reading Bluebells on the Nature Trails
Den Building New Attractions - You now have even more to visit! We are pleased to say that the Mountsorrel Railway Museum, Quarry Heritage Building, Spinney Trail, the Den Building Area and the high level seating area and refreshment kiosk, are all now open. At the moment the kiosk sells tea, coffee, Parisella’s scooped ice… Continue reading New Attractions
DMU weekend 25/26 Mar 2017 - It was lovely to see so many families enjoying the sunshine and taking the opportunity to ride the train. Up on the patio Charlie's Favourite Sausage Baps were on sale as were photo-books commemorating his visit back in January. Author Stephen Done was also on hand signing copies his new murder mystery novel, “The Mountsorrel Mystery“. Continue reading DMU weekend 25/26 Mar 2017
The Mountsorrel Mystery - Author Stephen Done will be officially launching his new murder mystery novel, "The Mountsorrel Mystery", at the Heritage Centre on Saturday 25th March. He will be signing copies of this book on the patio area, adjacent to Granite's, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Continue reading The Mountsorrel Mystery
Woodpecker Tree “Doris” storms the Nunckley Trail - Storm Doris certainly took her toll on the trail. The Woodpecker tree at the start of the trail was hit badly and two trees came down near the picnic area. We took the opportunity to cut the fallen section of the Woodpecker tree just above the entrance hole to the nest allowing visitors to get an idea of how much the woodpeckers excavate within the tree. Continue reading “Doris” storms the Nunckley Trail
Heritage centre banner image Swithland Signalling Upgrade Appeal - In order to run trains between the Mountsorrel Branch and the main GCR line we need to upgrade the signalling at Swithland. The cost of the hardware is around £75,000, whilst installation will be carried out by volunteers. We have a Crowdfunding appeal to raise at least £5,000 of this total. Continue reading Swithland Signalling Upgrade Appeal
DMU at Nunckley Hill Train Running Weekend: 25th and 26th March - We are pleased to announce that the GCR will again be running their DMU on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March. Tickets are only available on-line or cash-only on the day. Continue reading Train Running Weekend: 25th and 26th March