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I called in on my way to a holiday in Cornwall and was very impressed with the railway atmosphere and the friendly... continued
Pete Taylor
Beautiful station, tea rooms a delight - will come again!
Keelan Family - Bedford
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
Excellent, well run railway!
The Brown Clan - Tamworth, Staffordshire
Brings back memories of how it all used to be in England!
Paul Mona - Tasmania, Aus.
Website is great, trains run into the winter, the cafe is super, the atmosphere is spot on.  Given the resources to... continued
TD - London
A lovely place to visit on a damp day! Its lovely to come somewhere, where a dog is made so welcome!
Macmanard Family - Leicester
I greatly enjoyed visiting your railway with Mr Portillo yesterday evening in his excellent "Railway Journeys" TV... continued
Peter M - London
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
My Grandfathers favourite railway 1930.  "Perchance to rise again". It will happen
Charlie and Ali Ridley - Cumbria

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"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)


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


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