Swannington Incline

Off Spring Lane, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 8QN
1 Spring Lane Swannington England LE67 8QR GB

Walk the route of the historic Swannington Incline, the 750 yard 1:17 slope that formed the western end of Robert Stephenson’s 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway – the first steam railway in the English Midlands.

Walk on the railway track and the stabilised walls of the winding engine house, see the pumping rods inspection engine from the former Calcutta Pumping Station and admire the majesty of the mining wheel on the adjacent Snibston No 3 coal mine site.

Explore the Incline and Snibston No 3 sites 365 days a year with access from Spring Lane and Church Lane bridge.

Opening Times: Open all year

Costs: Free Admission

Photo Credits: © Swannington Heritage Trust

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