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How wonderful to be on the legendary "L+B"
Roger Maybourne - Aylesbury, Bucks
Absolutely wonderful. To travel first class in style was brilliant.
Jenny Saxon and Chris Rutter - Nantyffyllon, Maesteg, South Wales
I love it here. I come nearly every year and each year gets better and better.
Kyle Astbury - Chester
An excellent day. Very friendly. Best wishes for the extension.
Brian and Carol Hunt - Mansfield
A really great place to visit. Good outing for all the family
Carol and Colin Silk - Gravesend
What a beautiful place! We felt like we were in one of those Downton Abbey train scenes.
Adar Regev
Me and the kids have loved it, not expensive and something for everyone, very helpful and friendly staff. Thank you xxx
Tina Bluden - Beal, North Yorkshire
Absolutely wonderful - a tremendous achievement.
Daphne Wheaton - Wilstead, Beds
Great - Keep up the good work! v. impressed by everything!
Mr & Mrs Love - Heattfield, East Sussex
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

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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)



Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and weekends throughout June

No need to book tickets in advance - just turn up and buy your tickets on the day

In line with the UK GOV guidelines we are thrilled to be able to welcome back visitors in a very safe and COVID compliant environment.

Fortunately, we have lots of space at Woody Bay Station which means that our visitors can easily maintain social distancing.

  • Please ensure that you check-in using track and trace and (unless exempt), masks are worn when moving around the station area. Also, please make use of the hand-sanitizing stations located around the site.
  • Each self-contained compartment in our restored Victorian carriages will be thoroughly cleaned after every trip.
  • The Tea-Rooms will be providing a limited range of take-away snacks and beverages to consume in our spacious gardens.

Our timetable is HERE. But before visiting, please do check our main website and social media channels for any late changes to our planned opening days and train departure times.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back onboard this magical railway very soon


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