All aboard for the railway expedition
Children from Beavers and Cubs groups enjoyed a day exploring the wonders of the railways over Easter.
The 1st Willesborough Beavers were joined by the Shadoxhurst Cubs group for the Big Train Little Train expedition.
They were greeted at Ashford International Station by Marie Northfield from Southeastern who provided them with maps and bottles of water.
They then travelled by train to Sandling station where they were greeted by station master Mike Sargent along with artist Andy Tuohy and members of Friends of Sandling Station.
The group walked along the former track bed of the South Eastern and Chatham line and ambled through the countryside to the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway.
They walked through woods and fields to explore the wildlife of the Romney Marsh, where they saw herons, pheasants and lambs. Then they explored the model railway exhibition before ending their day in Hythe with a photo alongside the engine Dr Syn, named after the Marsh smuggler Morag Sharp from Shadoxhurst Cubs said the children enjoyed their day out.
She thanked those at the stations who provided refreshments.
At the station and ready to start their adventure
The expedition party explored the wildlife of Romney Marsh before taking a ride on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch light railway
The children next to the engine Dr Syn