Stunning views from the Lynton & Barnstaple narrow gauge train ride.
Woody Bay

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway


Ride on one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways, a visit to the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway will leave you with some enchanting memories.

Originally opened in 1898 and built to a gauge of one foot eleven and a half inches (600mm), and closed in 1935 - what you can see now at Woody Bay is the first phase in rebuilding one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways; the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

A one mile section has now been reopened allowing visitors to travel by train along the original 'L&B Railway' route above the Heddon Valley near Parracombe in South West England's Exmoor National Park.  The railway is now owned by a charitable trust, and almost all work is carried out by unpaid volunteers. 

The eventual aim is to re-open the entire 19 miles between Lynton and Barnstaple.
The railway is open every day (with just a very few exceptions) from late March to early November, with Santa Specials and Mince Pie Specials run on certain days during December.

First train: 1045

Last train: 1630 (July 1 to September 8), 1500 (December), 1600 (all other dates).

2013 FARES.

RETURN FARES (pay once, ride all day)

Adult - £7.00
Child (5 - 14) - £3.00  (Children under 5 travel FREE)
Family of 2 adults and up to 3 children - £18
Senior Citizens (over 65) - £5.00
1st Class Upgrade £2.00 Return (per person per journey)
Return within 28 days - 50% reduction with original ticket

Dogs - Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the stations as long as they remain under control. Dogs travel on trains free, provided they are accompanied by a fare-paying adult.
Single Fares are also available.
Groups - Discounts are available for group travel. You can also book your own train or hire the whole railway for your own event. Please contact us for further details.

Today’s visitors can experience a taste of what will one day become one of the ultimate heritage narrow gauge railway experiences of the world.


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015