A standard ride includes two circuits of the track!
Leaving from the station opposite the Boating Lake, the train runs through trees and shrubs before curving round to run parallel to the North Car Park – please note there are no facilities to board the train at this point. The train continues alongside the crazy golf course before curving through an S bend & over the level crossing for the playground. Shortly after we pass the site for the new adventure play ground before running parallel to the walled Lathyrus Gardens – now used as an educational facility.
The line now forms a sharp curve to cross over the main level crossing adjacent to the London Road car park entrance – again there is no provision to join or leave the train here. After curving again through the S bend under the trees and bushes we cross the pathway and head up the hill into the newly landscaped section of the park. Rounding yet another left-hand curve we have reached the highest point on the circuit and we run alongside the two conservation ponds before heading downhill to approach the station. The locomotive and carriage servicing and storage shed with its three tracks can be seen on the left as we swing over the point-work and back into the station.
Click on the image below to see a map of the park.