giving coverThe Kent & East Sussex Railway is widely regarded as England's finest rural light railway.

Built by Colonel H F Stephens, the line originally ran between Headcorn and Robertsbridge.

Its closure in 1961 coincided with the formation of a fledgling preservation society that has grown into the heritage railway we are proud of today.

The current line runs from the Wealden market town of Tenterden through the Rother Valley to Bodiam brushing past the villages of Rolvenden, Wittersham and Northiam.

We are the current custodians of the Railway, ensuring that it is maintained and improved, so that future generations can both enjoy it and ensure that it remains into perpetuity.

An extremely important part of our income sources are generated from donations and legacies. These are vital to our future financial well being and allow us to fund improvements to the Railway that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.

For more information please download the Gifts and Legacies leaflet