Severn Valley & Glos/Warks Railways 2018

Severn Valley & Glos/Warks Railways 2018

Two of the longest Heritage Railways: so much to see

Saturday 28 July £139

Single Supplement £15


INSURANCE £13.50  inc IPT



1 night dinner, bed & breakfast

Journeys on the GWR and SVR Railways

Note It is a Diesel Gala Weekend at the GWR and no steam trains are running

Day 1 Saturday

On the edge of the Cotswolds, the rural Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway offers fine views on the ride between Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse. A fine selection of steam engines and a few diesels power the trains on a line where much has been restored in 1950s style. And work continues as they progress towards Broadway. Included afternoon ride before going on to the Ramada Hotel, Solihull for dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2 Sunday

Drive to Kidderminster and transfer to a period carriage on the Severn Valley Railway. Your lovingly restored engine will puff its way to ‘time warp’ stations by the river - Bewdley and Hampton Loade for example - and take you to Bridgnorth. Time to see an intriguing market town with a quayside, gardens and Georgian architecture on the Severn and a ‘High Town’ accessed by a cliff lift. Drive home later in the day.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Cotswold scenery, two fantastic railways and a top class hotel in Solihull. The rail journeys are from Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse on the first day (GWR) and from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth on the next (SVR). Both lines were among the 2,000 or so closed by Beeching and have been painstakingly restored. They are among the longest of their kind, the GWR offering a round trip of about 25 miles, while the single journey on the SVR is about 16 miles.



In the centre of Solihull, a pleasant town full of tree-lined streets, designershops and an extensive selection of bars and cafes. The 3 star Ramada Hotel is in the centre, offering bedrooms with all the usual facilities. There are attractive views of the Bowling Green from the Restaurant: the Bar is in the style of a 16th century oak-beamed coaching inn. It has a Fitness Suite.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
From (per person) Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites

Keyword Search

Availability Search


Holidays 2018