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History & Nature Ride + KIDS 1

A unique opportunity to see, listen and learn something about the history of the line and the local area it traverses and also see some of our Chilterns area flora and fauna. The trip in our vintage diesel bubblecar includes an informative but light-hearted commentary on the journey leg from Princes Risborough to Chinnor - which is given by one of our railway volunteers as we gently wend our way along the foothills of the Chilterns.

In addition to an overview of our local history and the line and some of the people who worked on it; when we see something of interest, then we'll simply ask our driver to stop so we can take a better look: that's not something you can normally do! What are those birds? What's growing in that field? Was that really the site of a Roman Villa?

And all the while there are lovely views gradually opening out from Whiteleaf Cross and the Vale of Aylesbury in the distance - en route we can often see Red Kites and perhaps some local deer too. Our vintage railcar has a capacity of only 50 seats and so advance booking is strongly advised, as priority will be given to those who book ahead. 


On 25 August the Railcar will depart Chinnor station and Princes Risborough station (Platform 4) as shown below:   

 25 Aug:        
 Chinnor depart 10.30 12.00
13.45 15.15
 Princes Risborough arrive     10.50 12.20 14.05 15.35
 NEW calls at platform 4 for arrivals and departures:
 Princes Risborough depart 11.00 12.30 14.15  15.45
 Chinnor arrive
11.30 13.00 14.45 16.15



  IN ADVANCE - BY 20.00
 Adult (16-59 yrs)  £11
 £12  £2
 Senior (60+ yrs)  £9
 Adult National Railcard holder#     £9
 Child (5-15 yrs)  £1
 Child* (0-4 yrs)  Free

* Children 0-4 years go FREE.
# Named holder(s) shown on National Railcard.

Dog Friendly - well behaved dogs on a lead always travel FREE.

Free car parking, cafe and a souvenir shop at Chinnor station.

Booking information

Tickets are valid all day and on any train - due to the age of the diesel railcar please be aware there are no toilet facilities on-board and the journey can last up to an hour. We have toilet facilities on Chinnor station and so comfort breaks are probably best done before the train departs please!

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Sat 25 Aug 2018
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