The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
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For a unique steam railway experience in the UK, consider a journey on the Lynton & Barnstable Railway. A new way to take in Dartmoor's stunning scenery.
Ride in the UK's only Victorian carriage
Lovingly rebuilt and run almost completely by volunteers, Lynton & Barnstable is the only steam railway in the UK where you can travel in restored heritage carriages designed in the 1890s for the lines Victorian passengers.
Explore Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks
You'll board the train at Woody Bay station. You'll enjoy a two-mile round trip to Killington Lane and back. The journey takes around 25 minutes, and you'll enjoy unrivalled views of wild moorland and rugged coastline.
The line visitors enjoy today is just the beginning of a passion project to rebuild one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow-gauge railways.
More than a railway, visitors can learn about the trains and transport systems of the past and their effect on the rural communities living in the most remote and wild corners of Dartmoor.
Kid-friendly and dog-friendly day out!
Your tickets are valid for the whole day, so you can ride as many times as you like, and if you return within 28 days, you can travel all day at half price! Children Travel free all summer from the 1st of August to the 30th of October 2022.
Bring your four-legged friends along, dogs travel for free, and well-behaved pups are always welcome onboard.
Refuel with food and drink at the Station Tea Rooms
The Station Tea Rooms is the perfect place to stop off and refuel. They offer loads of hot and cold food and drink options, including sandwiches, sausage rolls and pastries. You can take these away to enjoy on the journey or at one of the onsite picnic benches.
For train lovers big and small a ride on the Lynton & Barnstable Railway is an unmissable day out for all the family!
How to get there
Woody Bay Station is located on the A39, about half-way between Blackmoor Gate and Lynton.
- Postcode: EX31 4RA
From the M5, turn off at junction 27 (Tiverton) and follow the A361 'North Devon Link Road' to South Molton. At the North Aller Roundabout (Aller Cross) take the third exit - the A399 signposted Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe. There is also a second signpost indicating Brayford and Blackmoor Gate and a "Brown Tourist Sign" for Exmoor via Blackmoor Gate which includes Lynton Cliff Railway.
At Blackmoor Gate, turn right onto the A39 towards Lynton - where the Cliff Railway is again signposted.
After about 4.5 miles, Woody Bay Station will appear on your left.
To get to Woody Bay Station from Barnstaple, take either the 309 or 310 bus from Barnstaple Bus Station. From Lynton, take either the 309 or 310 bus from Lynton Castle Hill Car Park and from Lynmouth, take either the 309 or 310 bus from Lynmouth Lyndale Coach Park.
- Free parking
- Station Tea Room
- Mornings tend to be the busiest times, for a more relaxing experience consider an afternoon visit.
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