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Ashover Light Railway Audio Trail

Follow the Ashover Light Railway audio trail!

Join us on this audio trail along the route of the Ashover Light Railway.


The Ashover Light Railway was a narrow gauge railway connecting Clay Cross and Ashover.


It was built to transport minerals such as limestone, fluorite, barytes and gritstone to works at Clay Cross, and for transport around the country. During the 1920s and 30s it was also a successful pasenger line.


This 2 mile audio trail follows much of the original line and tells the story of, among others, George Stevenson who saw the potential for a colliery and railway line. It also links to the existing Ashover and Clay Cross audio trails.


The audio trail can be quickly downloaded onto an MP3 player, iPod or mobile phone.


The map and directions are available below, along with a guide to downloading the audio trail. 


You can download a zip folder containing all the tracks in one go, a complete podcast or download and listen to the individual tracks, you choose!


The trail has been produced by Higham-based company 'Audio Trails' with the help of local historians.


If you have any problems downloading the audio trail, please contact us (details below).

Contact Details

  • Hidden Gems Team
  • 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG
  • Location North East Derbyshire District Council
  • Telephone 01246 217613