Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Wansford And Thomas The Tank Engine!

Finally, Spring has arrived with shorts and T-shirts!
Wansford in Lincolnshire is another of the old, thatched villages with a colourful history that still comes through - even today.
We decided that we would follow part of the Nene Valley Way, which start a long way from here, Kings Lyn to be exact!
The route would take us to Yarwell where we would catch the steam train which would take us back to Wansford and then the final section of the walk would take us back to the village.

One of the many markers that point the way

Wansford Village hidden by the trees and the old Bridge that goes over the River Nene

Coming into the caravan park, the lock and the River being well used

No swimming here!

Going through the Lock, one of many that travel along the River

Meet Thomas` A welcome sight for those that were travelling along the Nene Valley Railway, which goes from this station all the way to Peterborough and back again, although Thomas would only be going to Wansford.
A wonderful nostalgic journey which was £3.00 per adult to Wansford.
The Nene Valley Railway is run by volunteers and they are always after people to lend a hand, I`m hoping to join them soon!
Wansford Station is a hive of activity of which there are other carraiges which has a memorabilia car, a post office carraige, below, giving details about the great train robbery and even a small train exhibition and an opportunity to see the work volunteers are currently doing and the various challenges that they face.

 Rejoining the route takes you down various quaintly named roads and tracks, this one being Lovers Lane!
And at the end of the walk, a well earned fish and chips with home made mushy peas and tartare sauce!

Not forgetting you are not far from the local parachute and flying centre.
We watched many a person jump out of this plane and the chutes open safely under glorious sunshine with intermittent cloud!

1 comment:

  1. well i can not describe the fun i had in this train along with my kids. we are just in love with its ride.
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