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The Watercress Line announces 2020 events

6th Feb 2020

The Watercress Line has announced its 2020 events programme, featuring annual family favourites, behind the scenes tours and a jam-packed steam gala.  Kicking off the family event programme on 14th February until 8th March, is the world-famous Flying Scotsman, giving the perfect ...

MHRPS Grand Draw Winners

11th Nov 2019

The MHRPS Grand Draw was made on 27th October and the following ticket numbers won: 1st prize (£1000) - 22101 2nd prize (£350) - 1065 3rd prize (£250) - 3761 4th prize (£100) - 16505 5th prize (£100) - 5257 Thank you to everyone who took part.&...

1940’s Christmas experience returns to the Watercress Line

6th Nov 2019

The Watercress Line’s popular Christmas Leave event makes a welcome return on 26th-27th December, inviting guests to experience the atmosphere of a 1940’s Christmas on the railway. You will join civilian and military re-enactors at the Watercress Line&...

Volunteer Awards : 20 Years Service

1st Nov 2019

The Watercress Line simply wouldn't be here without the support and commitment of our many volunteers over the years. This year we are awarding 7 of our volunteers with the Long Service Award, for supporting us for 20 years! A huge thank you ...

Countdown is on for spooky Wizard Weekend at Watercress Line

8th Oct 2019

The countdown is on for The Watercress Line welcoming witches and wizards of all ages to its Wizard Weekend this Halloween.  Inviting visitors to make magic and mischief and dress up as a Halloween spook, the event returns with an exciting ...

Walk The Line - cancelled

26th Sep 2019

With great regret we have concluded that we must cancel the Walk the Line event scheduled for later this year. Given the inaccessibility off the line and restrictions on how we could deal with the potential for injuries we have decided that ...

Watercress Line restoration project completes Viewing Galleries refurbishment

17th Sep 2019

16 September 2019 The Watercress Line is inviting visitors to experience its Main Viewing Gallery and Carriage Viewing Gallery following its refurbishment at Ropley station, Hampshire.   The Canadian Pacific project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, offers visitors a host of ...

Why do you volunteer?

3rd Sep 2019

Here in marketing we're currently making a short advert about, you guessed it, volunteers! We want to know why YOU take the time out of your busy schedules to help the railway thrive and bring joy to the thousands of people ...

A poem called ‘Steam Leviathans’

15th Aug 2019

Below is a poem written by a young volunteer called Savannah from a Heritage Lottery Funded project called Memories Brought Home. Please see below her beautiful poem about the Watercress Line:  Steam Leviathans Hiss, hiss, hiss—! Ripping through the foliage ...

Watercress Line included in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate UK Travelist

14th Aug 2019

The Watercress Line has been included in Lonely Planet’s list of UK top experiences in a new ranked list of the 500 most memorable, beautiful, surprising and compelling experiences to be had across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. ...