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Still a magic little world
Peter T - Croydon
I visited the L&B with my wife and two daughters. I enjoyed the experience far more than expected - there was more... continued
Bruce and Kristina - Somerset
Thank you for the lovely train ride.
Glenda - Australia
Having booked 21 adults and 15 children in for a Santa Special, I would like to say thank you for a great morning - all... continued
Claire - Barnstaple
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
Four of us had lunch at the Woody bay station cafe while we were waiting to take a trip on the train during the 2nd... continued
Joan Samuels - North Devon
Beautiful station, tea rooms a delight - will come again!
Keelan Family - Bedford
A lovely train ride with knowledgeable, patient guard and driver, willing to answer our train enthusiast's questions!... continued
Nikki, Tim, Joseph and Oliver Inchley - Wolverton, Milton Keynes
1st Class Cream Tea - very reasonable - friendly staff! Good luck.
Peter, Diane and the Girls - Cumbria
Brings back memories of how it all used to be in England!
Paul Mona - Tasmania, Aus.

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The Last Narrow-Gauge Railway Adventure

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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


Exmoor National Park funding button

 

Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

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