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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
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
Website is great, trains run into the winter, the cafe is super, the atmosphere is spot on.  Given the resources to... continued
TD - London
I just loved all the enthusiasm of the people running the railway and station.
Mrs Valerie Watts - Swindon, Wiltshire
Super Place! Lovely cream teas, friendly staff and live steam too!! Thanks!
The Hill Family - Mapperley, Nottingham
After recently visiting the L&BR, with your commitment to recreate as far as possible this beautiful railway's... continued
MPS - Leicestershire
Very welcoming staff, lovely refreshments. Beautiful scenery and a really great steamy ride.
Caroline Brooks and Family - Shibbington, Hants
1st Class Cream Tea - very reasonable - friendly staff! Good luck.
Peter, Diane and the Girls - Cumbria
Having booked 21 adults and 15 children in for a Santa Special, I would like to say thank you for a great morning -... continued
Claire - Barnstaple
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

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The Last Narrow-Gauge Railway Adventure


 

Open Tuesday 23rd - 11:00 train is fully booked
but there are still a few spaces left on other trains


 BOOK NOW online to be sure of a place

Christmas Eve - 24th December is already fully booked

Happy kids getting excited about their visit to Santa (Photo Judy Williams)

See our online timetable for more details

ALL TRAINS ARE STEAM HAULED


‘Return to Woody Bay’

When Eric Leslie produced the above Christmas Card in 1998 (some 16 years ago now) Woody Bay Station had been purchased but we still had no clear idea of when trains would return to its deserted platforms. Today, not only have trains returned to Woody Bay, but after 10 years of operation they now comprise original restored L&B carriages and on very special occasions are steam hauled by the Ffestiniog Railways new-build L&B style engine LYD as illustrated by the splendid photo from Martin Creese.

We look forward to even more dreams coming true in 2015

Thank you all for your continued support



We are hard at work on the project to extend the railway to Blackmoor, Wistlandpound and eventually back to Lynton, but why is it taking so long? CLICK HERE to find out.


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


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

The World awaits the Possible Dream

80 years after its closure in 1935, you can once more board a train of original L&B coaches 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.
 

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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