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Special Events 2018



September 29 & 30 Autumn Gala

Our biggest event ever! The chance to see not one, but two L&B engines (LYD and LYN) on their home line hauling appropriate L&B carriages side by side for the first time in 93 years! So not something you will see every day. Plus other engines in steam, marquee attractions, real ale, and much more.

Download a timetable CLICK HERE

All day tickets: Adult £15.00 - Concessions £12.00 - Family ticket £35 (2 Adults + 3 Children)
Children 5-14: £3.00. Children under 5, FREE with one adult.

Ride all day (subject to availability of spaces on the trains)


ONLY Disabled Parking at Woody Bay Station

FREE Park & Ride from Blackmoor Market Car Park (EX314NW).

Click above image to enlarge map of Blackmoor Gate.

Free Shuttle Bus from Lynton from Lower Meadow Car Park (opposite Castle Heights EX356JD). Please note that this car park is Pay and Display.

Bus Service: Will run hourly, with the first bus departing 09.00 both days. Last bus for Woody Bay will leave at 15:30

From Lynton, pick-up on the way opposite the Town Hall (for the Cliff Railway), and also at Crossmead at the western end of town. This service will also stop at Caffyns Cross.

Please bear in mind that timings could be affected for reasons beyond our control so might be a few minutes before or after the hour.

Email the station for any further information regarding the gala.

October 13 & 14: Half for the Hospice
The weekend when we support a local charity. This year we donate half of our ticket sales revenue to Barnstaple's North Devon Hospice

November 11: Remembrance Sunday
When the railway honours the sacrifices of the fallen of past wars with a service of remembrance including a two-minute silence at 11am. This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and will be the last time for a while that Axe will be available as it will shortly be withdrawn to undergo it's 10 year service.

Axe's dedication plate

December 8, 9, 15, 16, 21 - 24: Santa Specials
Every child wants to see Santa at Christmas but busy shops with long queues and hour-long waits to see Santa can quickly drain your Christmas cheer. So come to Woody Bay, were you can enjoy FREE parking and meet Santa where you can get into the real Christmas spirit and enjoy a truly magical experience. Please see leaflet or website for more details.

December 29, 30, 3I - January I: Mince Pie Specials
Had enough of too much television and being being stuck indoors over the festive period? Come to Woody Bay and blow the cobwebs away. Always plenty of seats available on our Mince Pie Specials so no need to book - just turn up. A real coal fire awaits you. Enjoy a relaxing trip back in time in our vintage railway carriages behind one of our beautifully restored steam engines, over glorious Exmoor. Every passenger receives a mince pie with our compliments.

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