Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

The Last Narrow-Gauge Railway Adventure

Originally opened in 1898, and closed in 1935; what you can see today at Woody Bay is just the beginning of an exciting project to rebuild one of the world’s most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways; the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

This initial section allows our visitors to experience a taste of what will one day become one of the ultimate narrow gauge treasures of the world as they once again travel by train along the original route above the delightful Heddon Valley near Parracombe in Exmoor’s National Park on the longest closed section of railway line to have ever been reopened solely through volunteer effort.

The ideal starting point for a two mile round trip through some of the loveliest countryside in North Devon, Woody Bay Station is the place to board our little narrow gauge train for a journey back in time.

  • You can stay on site or on our trains for as long as you like all day at no extra charge. 
  • Savour one of our Devon Cream Teas with home-baked scones or a luscious hand-made sandwich or slice of cake.
  • Visit us in the winter when you can cosy-up to our real coal fire whilst enjoying a bowl of warming home-made soup.
  • Outside – feel free to use our tea gardens, lawns, picnic area and platforms – all are a perfect place to relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the rolling Devon countryside – have a picnic, play with the children or just sit and watch the trains go by.


View our Timetable and Train Service Information 

Adults: £7.50, Seniors: £6, Child: £3, Under 5s: Free – Dogs Welcome