Events and Open Days ?>

Events and Open Days

Skippy leads the line-up
Skippy leads the locomotive line-up at an Open Day in 2015

Our working party (usually on Sundays from 10:30am to 4:00pm) welcomes visitors, and we normally try to have two Open Days per year:

Spring Open Weekend — an invitation to see our progress over the Winter months
Next event: 13th & 14th May 2017
Autumn Open Day — usually in conjunction with the annual Open Day at Alan Keef Ltd.
Most recent event: 17th & 18th September 2016

A Note about Access

The Lea Bailey gold mine site is entirely within Forestry Commission woodlands, and therefore under open access agreements it is open to all. We urge visitors to take great care when walking and to keep clear of the tracks and other obstacles. The mine is kept locked and access is only available by special permission from the Mine Manager, Jonathan Wright. Following the events of January 2016, access by members of the Lea Bailey Light Railway Society is restricted to those with Underground Insurance, and then only as far as is necessary.

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