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Absolutely wonderful. To travel first class in style was brilliant.
Jenny Saxon and Chris Rutter - Nantyffyllon, Maesteg, South Wales
After recently visiting the L&BR, with your commitment to recreate as far as possible this beautiful railway's... continued
MPS - Leicestershire
My Grandfathers favourite railway 1930.  "Perchance to rise again". It will happen
Charlie and Ali Ridley - Cumbria
Lots of fun - 3 very excited little boys!
The Barton Family - Hildenborough, Kent
cool and interesting I love it!
Paul and Naomi Wimseft - Chudleigh, Devon
Just a line to say how much I enjoy your website - so do my two foster youngsters Matthew and Selina. The kids have... continued
RNJ, Matthew and Selina - Scotland
A really great place to visit. Good outing for all the family
Carol and Colin Silk - Gravesend
Excellent, well run railway!
The Brown Clan - Tamworth, Staffordshire
How wonderful to be on the legendary "L+B"
Roger Maybourne - Aylesbury, Bucks
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

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The Last Narrow-Gauge Railway Adventure




OPEN AGAIN TUESDAY 3rd MARCH



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


LEADER 5 Grant towards the reconstruction of Bridge No's. 54 and 55

This project enabled the Lynton & Barnstaple Trust to construct two essential bridges between Wistlandpound Reservoir and Blackmoor Gate as part of the extension of the railway in North Devon

Click HERE to read more


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

It's been a long and difficult job – to find out why CLICK HERE 

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

Exmoor National Park funding button

 

Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

The Denes Fox and Goose Highfield House Lynton Cottage Moorlands North Cliff Sinai House