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Railways in Exmoor













The Exmoor and West Somerset area is home or or was once home to a number of interesting railways. These range from the now extinct 45 mile long Somerset and Devon Railway, which connected Taunton with Barnstaple, to the 862 ft. Funicular Cliff Railway, which still connects Lynton and Lynmouth. 

Preserved railways in and around the Exmoor area.

Lynton - Barnstaple Railway

Lynton - Lynmouth Cliff Railway

West Somerset Railway

(Taunton / Bishops Lydeard - Minehead)


Closed down railways in Exmoor and West Somerset

Barnstaple - Ilfracombe Railway

Taunton - Barnstaple Railway

Exeter - Bickleigh - Tiverton - Dulverton Railway

West Somerset Mineral Railway

(Brendon Hill / Watchet)


Miniature railways in the west of Somerset

Ashbrittle Light Railway

Creech St Michael Playing Fields, near Taunton

Vivary Park, Taunton





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