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