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Just a line to say how much I enjoy your website - so do my two foster youngsters Matthew and Selina. The kids have... continued
RNJ, Matthew and Selina - Scotland
I visited your railway a few weeks ago and have never been made to feel more welcome on a preserved railway. I have... continued
Ian W - Cheshire
Excellent, well run railway!
The Brown Clan - Tamworth, Staffordshire
Perfect perfect what a lovely place. Train, everything, perfect.
J Young
Absolutely wonderful. To travel first class in style was brilliant.
Jenny Saxon and Chris Rutter - Nantyffyllon, Maesteg, South Wales
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
How wonderful to be on the legendary "L+B"
Roger Maybourne - Aylesbury, Bucks
A treat and a surprise. Thank you and every good wish for the future.
Clifford and Morag Bradley - Bedfordshire
Still a magic little world
Peter T - Croydon
Website is great, trains run into the winter, the cafe is super, the atmosphere is spot on.  Given the resources to... continued
TD - London

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The Last Narrow-Gauge Railway Adventure

Welcome to the the L&B Archive Site

Looking for this years train times, fares ETC? Please click HERE


"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


Exmoor National Park funding button

 

Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

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