Steam Trains, Walks, Tunnels and Tales

Saturday dawned grey and drizzly (as forecast), and we had tickets for the steam train (Kent & East Sussex) travelling between Bodiam and Tenterden – we were getting on at Northiam.

Having booked online we went to the ticket office to pick up our tickets.  I was preceded by an elderly German man counting out his change, pretty much penny by penny!  Bless him 🙂  I wanted to upgrade our tickets to 1st class for an extra £2 each, but was thwarted by the fact that there wasn’t a 1st class service running that day 😦

The train was packed, as it was when we returned from Tenterden later in the day when there was a massive party, again Germans, booked for a cream tea.

There is something about travelling by steam train – I think it brings out the child in all of us 🙂

We spent a few hours in Tenterden (just because we wanted to travel only by steam train and not by the diesel option).  As it has been described as the ‘Jewel of the Weald’ Continue reading “Steam Trains, Walks, Tunnels and Tales”