Dean Forest Railway
Dean Forest Railway information
Lonely Planet review
This short stretch of rail between Lydney and Parkend is plied by six classic steam engines on select days from March to December, as well as a special treat for children – Thomas the Tank Engine – making the occasional guest appearance. The standard ride is 28 minutes long, but there are lots of special events organised by the railway – from Sunday luncheons in 1st-class carriages to ‘drive you own steam engine’ experiences; book in advance.