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We recently visited your railway at Woody Bay and wish to say how impressed we were with the warm and friendly welcome... continued
Dr Paul Stewart - Worcestershire
We had an excellent family day out on the railway recently, 8 of us aged from 7 - 70 all enjoyed 2 rides and a lovely... continued
Sheena and Peter - Pilton Barnstaple
cool and interesting I love it!
Paul and Naomi Wimseft - Chudleigh, Devon
Back in 2010, I saw an L&B loco haul a passenger train into Woody Bay station - something I never thought any of us... continued
Andrew - Hampshire
Wonderful - good to see it blossom over the years
Sheena and Tony Lee - Basildon
An excellent day. Very friendly. Best wishes for the extension.
Brian and Carol Hunt - Mansfield
Beautiful station, tea rooms a delight - will come again!
Keelan Family - Bedford
Brings back memories of how it all used to be in England!
Paul Mona - Tasmania, Aus.
Excellent, well run railway!
The Brown Clan - Tamworth, Staffordshire
I greatly enjoyed visiting your railway with Mr Portillo yesterday evening in his excellent "Railway Journeys" TV... continued
Peter M - London

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The Last Narrow-Gauge Railway Adventure

 

"Today's L&B at Woody Bay is perhaps the finest showcase for what preservation can achieve"

Steam Railway No. 500 (December 2019 - January 2020)


Parracombe Halt is Ours!

The L&BR Trust is delighted to announce its purchase of the site of Parracombe Halt.
More details
HERE


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


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

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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