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Website is great, trains run into the winter, the cafe is super, the atmosphere is spot on.  Given the resources to... continued
TD - London
Excellent, I love it here. So did my brother Aaron.
Charlie Hodsdon - Reading
A treat and a surprise. Thank you and every good wish for the future.
Clifford and Morag Bradley - Bedfordshire
Wonderful - good to see it blossom over the years
Sheena and Tony Lee - Basildon
Perfect perfect what a lovely place. Train, everything, perfect.
J Young
We have had a really lovely day at Woody Bay Station.  Rode to Killington Lane - walked to the Fox and Goose -... continued
Jane and John Hadley - Ludlow
I just wanted to let you know how much I love your website. Its updated really frequently and following my two visits... continued
Andy - Havant
Very welcoming staff, lovely refreshments. Beautiful scenery and a really great steamy ride.
Caroline Brooks and Family - Shibbington, Hants
Me and the kids have loved it, not expensive and something for everyone, very helpful and friendly staff. Thank you... continued
Tina Bluden - Beal, North Yorkshire
Back in 2010, I saw an L&B loco haul a passenger train into Woody Bay station - something I never thought any of... continued
Andrew - Hampshire

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The Last Narrow-Gauge Railway Adventure


Open today Monday 22nd December for Santa Specials
11:00 train is fully booked but there are still some spaces on other trains

We will also be open Tuesday 23rd when 11:00 train is also fully booked
but there are still a few spaces left on other trains that day

 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


‘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.


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

Exmoor National Park funding button


Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

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