The last – or first, depending which direction you’re coming from – stop on the Swanage Railway. But your journey need not end here as Norden opens up a world of fun things to do, see and experience.

Disused carriage at Norden railway station Hartland and Middlebere heath sign

Walking and biking trails lead out onto Hartland Moor and across to Arne. You can also pick up the bus to Corfe Castle and Wareham from Norden, where there is a train-themed play area for little ones to let off steam while you wait.

Steam train themed playground at Norden

Norden is also home to the Purbeck Mineral and Mining museum, and the nearby Norden farm shop and garden centre has various picnic, camping and pet essentials.

If you’ve been inspired to burn off steam yourself, why not hire a bike from Norden station and cycle to Dorset Adventure Park – an outdoor inflatable assault course situated between Norden and Corfe Castle.

Cycle Experience bike hire at Norden railway station