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Absolutely wonderful. To travel first class in style was brilliant.
Jenny Saxon and Chris Rutter - Nantyffyllon, Maesteg, South Wales
A lovely place to visit on a damp day! Its lovely to come somewhere, where a dog is made so welcome!
Macmanard Family - Leicester
Excellent, well run railway!
The Brown Clan - Tamworth, Staffordshire
Website is great, trains run into the winter, the cafe is super, the atmosphere is spot on.  Given the resources to... continued
TD - London
Great - Keep up the good work! v. impressed by everything!
Mr & Mrs Love - Heattfield, East Sussex
Lovely railway. Lunch was great - Cream Tea was even better!
Simon, Amanda and Amelia Wilson - Loughborough
Very cosy station, great welcome, lovely train journey.
Mr and Mrs Davies - Rhymney, South Wales
Impressed with how far you have progressed since our last visit 2 yrs ago - wonderful time had by all.
R and F Bourne - East Sussex
What a beautiful place! We felt like we were in one of those Downton Abbey train scenes.
Adar Regev
Great Little Railway!
Barbara and Gerry Willburn - Longbeach, California, USA

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The Last Narrow-Gauge Railway Adventure

Coronavirus - The L&B is closed and all events cancelled until further notice

Keep the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway On Track to resume operating and rebuilding after COVID-19 is dealt with

It now takes less time to donate than it does to read this page!

Just text Ontrack10 to 70460 to donate £10.00.

Help to cover the costs in the enforced period of closedown; we can’t run trains but the costs still keep coming! Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20 by just adding the amount between 1 and 20 at the end of the word Ontrack. e.g. "Ontrack15" for £15 or "Ontrack20" for £20 These donations can also benefit from Gift Aid - just follow the link in your confirmation text to allow the L&B to benefit from another 25% direct from the tax man!


‘On Track’

Currently the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway cannot operate trains or welcome visitors to the line. This is of course a result of the COVID-19 outbreak which has ongoing effects in all walks of life, not just the railway. The result is that the income the L&B needs to maintain the line, rolling stock and properties is denied to it. Please give your support to ‘On Track’ the appeal set up to keep progress ‘on track’ through this period and in the aftermath.

The L&BR Trust is assisting in filling the large gap in the L&BR CIC’s finances during these troubled times. The Trust has many demands on its funds for the reconstruction of the railway, the TWAO costs, land purchases, carriage & wagon restoration and much else. Therefore we need your assistance to plug this gap and enable our railway to survive and be ready to blossom and bloom once again when life returns to normal.

Donations to ‘On Track’ will be eligible for Gift Aid where applicable and we would appeal for your assistance to ensure the L&B’s progress is not jeopardised in these uncertain times. Please click HERE to donate online.

Alternatively, cheques made payable to Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust can be sent to Jon Pain, 26 Oaklands, Bideford, EX39 3HW.

Or you can send your donation by bank transfer to account no. 44288568 sort code 30-90-49 quoting reference ‘OT’

Your support is never taken for granted and is very much appreciated; thank you all.

Peter Miles & Paul Curson L&BR Trust

The only steam railway in the UK where on every journey, passengers travel in Victorian railway carriages designed in the 1890's

These unique historic carriages cannot be seen anywhere other than here in North Devon

At 964 feet above sea level, Woody Bay is the highest railway station in Southern England
and home of the World's only new-build American steam engine, LYN

LEADER 5 Grant towards the reconstruction of Bridge No's. 54 and 55

This project enabled the Lynton & Barnstaple Trust to construct two essential bridges between Wistlandpound Reservoir and Blackmoor Gate as part of the extension of the railway in North Devon

Click HERE to read more

We are hard at work on the project to extend the railway to Blackmoor, Wistlandpound and eventually back to Lynton


It's been a long and difficult job – to find out why CLICK HERE 

Did you know that having a heritage railway nearby significantly boosts the local economy?

Social Enterprise in Action
More than eighty years after its closure in 1935, you can once more board a train of original L&B carriages at England's highest narrow-gauge railway station - the delightfully named Woody Bay Station - 1,000 feet up on wild Exmoor.
Operated almost entirely by volunteers, we are a "non-profit" organisation owned by its members with the mission to fully restore the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

Leader4, defra and EU logos - Part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
2007 - 2013: Europe investing in Rural Areas

Exmoor National Park funding button


Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

The Denes Fox and Goose Highfield House Lynton Cottage Moorlands North Cliff Sinai House