Join us on ‘The Pennine Explorer’, as we travel from the East Midlands to Carlisle and return including the magnificent Settle and Carlisle Railway. Our tour also includes a fast run north with Tornado along the East Coast Main Line before taking the stunning Tyne Valley line that crosses Hadrian’s Wall through the beautiful Northumberland scenery.

Saturday 22nd May 2021

Join us from: Leicester, East Midlands Parkway, Derby, and Chesterfield.

Book online below, or call our booking office on 01325 488215


Our tour begins from Leicester and we travel on through Derbyshire before Tornado joins our train at Chesterfield. On the outward journey, we rush north on the East Coast Main Line passing York, Durham and Darlington. We then follow the route of Hadrian’s Wall as it criss-crosses the railway between Newcastle to Carlisle. On arrival we have around two hours to explore the city with its fine museum and Castle, cosy public houses and various shops of interest.

Our return journey takes us south via the world renowned Settle and Carlisle Railway, following this remote but scenic line through the Dales, traversing soaring viaducts and thundering through tunnels along this masterpiece of Victorian engineering.

We say goodbye to Tornado at Hellifield before continuing our journey with a diesel locomotive as we return passengers to their outward stations.

The Pennine Explorer