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A really great place to visit. Good outing for all the family
Carol and Colin Silk - Gravesend
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
Perfect perfect what a lovely place. Train, everything, perfect.
J Young
Last rode the train from Lynton to Blackmoor in 1929! Good to be back
Peter Read - Bristol
Excellent, well run railway!
The Brown Clan - Tamworth, Staffordshire
We would just like to thank you for the lovely time we had on 28 December after not being able to get to you to... continued
Pauline, Lou and Erin
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
Very cosy station, great welcome, lovely train journey.
Mr and Mrs Davies - Rhymney, South Wales
A lovely place to visit on a damp day! Its lovely to come somewhere, where a dog is made so welcome!
Macmanard Family - Leicester

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Become an L&B Funder

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust has formed the L&B Blackmoor Company plc with an intention for it to issue shares, and to acquire and run the Old Station House Inn pub, restaurant and surrounding property. The Inn was the former Blackmoor Station.

To find out about the issue, please complete the registration.

Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital, as well as potential rewards.

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The railway is now open every day

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With all our Planning Applications now with ENPA and NDC, we are concentrating on the next step - looking at ways to raise the required funding for the expansion of the railway.

As part of an ongoing publicity campaign, the L&BR has commissioned a DVD featuring a low-level flyover of the route of the planned extension, all the way from Woody Bay to Wistlandpound. This new footage is to be combined with archive cine and photos as well as a commentary. As you will appreciate, the cost is in the thousands of pounds which is why we are asking for your help with this essential project. CLICK HERE to read more and if you can, please make a contribution.

Flying the L&B - the DVD. A taster!


 


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
UPDATED 29th June

 


HELP US TO MAKE THE RAILWAY LONGER

For less than the price of a cuppa you can help us make this happen

CLICK HERE - to read how

Why has it taken so long? CLICK HERE to find the answer


Did you know that having a heritage railway nearby significantly boosts the local economy?

The World awaits the Possible Dream

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.

At 964 feet above sea level, Woody Bay is the highest railway station in Southern England.
 

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Part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
2007 - 2013: Europe investing in Rural Areas

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