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Still a magic little world
Peter T - Croydon
We had an excellent family day out on the railway recently, 8 of us aged from 7 - 70 all enjoyed 2 rides and a lovely... continued
Sheena and Peter - Pilton 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
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
Website is great, trains run into the winter, the cafe is super, the atmosphere is spot on.  Given the resources to... continued
TD - London
Great Little Railway!
Barbara and Gerry Willburn - Longbeach, California, USA
Back in 2010, I saw an L&B loco haul a passenger train into Woody Bay station - something I never thought any of us... continued
Andrew - Hampshire
Wonderful - good to see it blossom over the years
Sheena and Tony Lee - Basildon
Very welcoming staff, lovely refreshments. Beautiful scenery and a really great steamy ride.
Caroline Brooks and Family - Shibbington, Hants
Excellent, well run railway!
The Brown Clan - Tamworth, Staffordshire

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The Last Narrow-Gauge Railway Adventure



 

OPEN EVERY DAY!

We are 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

But 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?

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

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Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

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