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Woody Bay Station is an original Lynton & Barnstaple Station, opened in 1898, and closed along with the rest of the railway in September 1935. Purchased in 1995, what you can see today at the station 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.

Woody Bay Station is the place to board our little narrow gauge train for a journey back in time on a two mile round-trip in our restored carriages - built for the line back in 1898 and hauled by steam loco through some of the loveliest countryside in North Devon,

You may just see our resident buzzard flying , perhaps a hare or sometimes even a deer as you experience the sights of heather covered hills and wooded valleys of North Devon – on clear days you can see all the way across to Wales – not to be missed!

All trains run to Killington Lane Halt, where you can leave the train and walk to other local destinations ‐ including the lovely village of Parracombe, home to our nearest Pub - the Fox & Goose (open most days). Alternatively for those with more stamina ‐ the Hunters Inn at Heddons Mouth is also highly recommended.

Later you can walk back to Killington Lane Halt and catch a train back to Woody Bay. Alternatively, stay on the train for the much more exciting return journey behind a hard working steam engine up the 1 in 50 gradient to Woody Bay.

You can stay on site or on our trains for as long as you like all 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.

Contact Details

Address:-    Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, EX31 4RA

Contact:-     Woody Bay Station

Telephone:- 01598 763 487