By joining the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust, you will be supporting what is probably the world's last and most exciting heritage railway project.

If renewing, why not upgrade to Family or Life Membership

Current membership


Annual membership  
Individual £36
Senior (over 65) £30
Senior Couple (one over 65) £40
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children under 18) £45
Junior (up to 21) £12
Corporate £125
Life Membership  
Individual £500
Joint £700
Senior (over 65) £300
Senior Couple (one over 65) £400

Annual Membership Period: The annual membership year commences 1st April. However, new applications made between 1st October and 31st March will also remain valid for a full year from the following 1st April. So by signing up on the 1st October, you would obtain 18 months membership for the price of 12.

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Unlike some railway organisations, being a "Member" makes you a joint owner of the railway and gives you the right to attend and vote at the Company's Annual General Meetings. More importantly as a Member you will be playing an active part in the fantastic project that is the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

Trust Members also receive our award-winning magazine as well as frequent Newsletters to keep them updated with the latest happenings around the railway. 

The Members Magazine: This is published three times a year, and is well Illustrated with both rare historical articles and photos. As well as evocative drawings and paintings recapturing the atmosphere of the line as it was, there are also modern images and stories about the line and its current operation.

Newsletter: The L&B Trust Newsletter is only available to Members and is published several times a year.

Volunteering: Members are encouraged to volunteer for a single morning/afternoon, a day, a week or for as many months or years as you like! Remember too that not all volunteering is done in North Devon. For example this website is administered by a volunteer from Kent!

For more details about volunteering click here.

Area Groups: Most Members of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust are not based in Devon and not just from the UK, but also the rest of the World. Wherever they are, they form local Area Groups to meet, socialise and further the aims of the L&B Trust. L&B Members are encouraged to join Area Groups. For contact details and further information about Area Groups - click here(link is external)

If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, please ask.  Alternatively, ask at your local tax office, or refer to the advice on the HMRC web here.

By signing up for Gift Aid you understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year then it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

Please notify the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust if you:

  • want to cancel your declaration
  • change your name or home address
  • no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

Download our Gift Aid Form here
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The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust Ltd Company Information
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust Ltd Company Information

As well as being a Registered Educational Charity (No. 1082564) the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust is also a Registered Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 4040633), the Trustees are therefore also company directors.

Although Trust Membership is rarely refused, application for Membership of the Trust is subject to approval by the Trust Board. Once granted, it is then subject to the Memorandum and Articles of the Company.

In the unlikely event of the Trust being wound up, the maximum legal liability of a member of the Trust cannot exceed £10.

Adore this place

I absolutely fall in love with this place every time we go.

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Date of experience - October 2022

Steam train experience

The station was like going back in time very quaint and idyllic.

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Date of experience - September 2022

Step back in time

Woody Bay Station is in pristine condition & takes you straight back in time.

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Date of experience - September 2022