|1st September 2007
A combined trip to Alan Keef's open day and Perrygrove
made for an excellent day out.
This is a great railway which we visited on
"enthusiasts day" which saw the debut of the
Tazmanian garrat and restored Heywood coach.
The site contains a 3/4 mile line
which twists and turns on itself up a hill side to a top
station which is with in a short walk of the starting
The run through established woodland up
gradients of up to 1 in 30 makes for a very interesting
|Far from being just being a modern toy
railway, this collection includes original and recreation
(don't mention replica) coaches and engines based on Sir
Arthur Heywood designs. We were also treated to an
intensive timetable so there was plenty moving.
|With young children you will easily spent
a full morning or afternoon here (especially as there is
a new sheltered playground nearly finished) but combined
with another local attraction it is definately worth
going out of your way for a visit. If you really like the
look of the garret then if you have around £100k spare
then it is up for sale.
website - http://www.perrygrove.co.uk
- Michael Croft's Books shop -http://www.perrygrove.co.uk/Bookshop.html
- The Heywood Colection - http://www.perrygrove.co.uk/heywood-collection.html
In the area
- Coleford GWR Museum - include 7.25" gauge