Lakeland's Best Kept Secret!
The famous Millerbeck Light Railway is situated in the private grounds of Millerbeck House, in the Lakeland village of Staveley-in-Cartmel, near Newby Bridge - ¼ mile south from Lake Windermere and the National Trust property of Fell Foot in Cumbria

Who are we...?

The Millerbeck Light Railway is a private railway situated in the grounds of Millerbeck House, in the Lakeland village of Staveley-in-Cartmel, near Newby Bridge.

Visitors of all ages are welcome to enjoy this 7¼" gauge railway and grounds on a limited number of occasions each year.

Offering a relaxed and family friendly, fun filled day out all within this beautiful Lakeland setting, running through meadows and woodlands, crossing the charming Millerbeck stream.

Where we are...?

What we do...?

Modelled as a 'narrow gauge' railway, visitors of all ages are welcome to join us and enjoy this beautiful location.

The railway likes to run 4 or 5 passenger trains at the same time, offering a selection of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives.

Visitors are taken on a long ride, of around a mile, through the curves and substantial gradients of this complex track, weaving through the meadows, woods and over the beck in this picturesque setting in the heart of the English Lake District.

The Owners

Millerbeck was purchased as a family home by Arnold & Judith Gorse and their daughter Laura back in 2002.

Along with a group of volunteers, indeed friends, they have made this little section of the Lakes popular with adults and children alike whenever the Line is open.

Although non-commercial, visitor are welcome on our occasional open days to enjoy the beautiful grounds and ride a selection of different trains.

The Railway

Construction was started in 1985 by the then owner Arthur Bailey and a group of three local friends, as a private railway to track gauge measurements between the rails of 7¼".

This is one of several gauges for miniature railways, ranging from 3½" to 18" gauge... but 7¼" gauge is regarded as the most practical of the smaller gauges, where a person can sit 'in' as opposed to 'on' both the carriages and locomotives

The Stock

Millerbeck's owners are the proud possessors of several engines and a considerable amount of varying rolling stock and track. Other engines normally reside at the Railway, many of which are in use on our occasional Open Days, Birthdays and Special Events.

The whole track and infrastructure takes a special effort to maintain as, although in miniature, the work involved can take on mammoth proportions!

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Contact Details
Tel: 01539 530 113 | Mail:

Millerbeck House, Staveley-in-Cartmel,
Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8NH.
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