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Special Events

Although we are managing to operate the railway during these very difficult times, we have to advise that our Remembrance Sunday event will not go ahead this year.

However, we will be operating Christmas and Mince Pie Specials.

November 8: Remembrance Sunday

This is normally the day when the railway honours the sacrifices of the fallen of past wars with a service of remembrance including a two-minute silence at 11am. However, due to Covid-19 the railway will not be open for this event this year (2020).

December 19, 20, 22 - 24: Christmas Specials

Sadly due to Covid we are unable to provide our usual Santa Specials this year.

However, we will be operating trains over the Christmas period and all passengers will be offered a free mince pie and a hot drink.

The railway will be appropriately decorated for the season.

Our fares and terms are as per the published timetable with the exception that we will not be open the weekend of 12/13th December.

No need to book in advance. Just turn up and we will accommodate you on our heritage steam hauled trains.


December 29 - 3I, January 1: Mince Pie Specials

Had too much television and 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. 

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.

Disclaimer: The times stated in the timetable are so far as circumstances permit, the times that trains will depart from the named stations, but their departure at the times stated is not guaranteed nor will the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway under any circumstances be held responsible for any delay or detention, howsoever occasioned, or any consequences arising therefrom. The right to alter, suspend or cancel the running of any train or to substitute a diesel loco for steam is reserved.

Discounts: Please note that discount vouchers or group discount cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or voucher and can only be used to purchase train tickets.

Dogs on trains: We welcome well-behaved dogs and their owners on our trains. Dogs may travel FREE provided that their owners have purchased a ticket and other passengers do not object. We only ask that for reasons of hygiene dogs are not allowed in 1st Class compartments or on the seats in 3rd Class.