Victorian Exmoor

Exmoor National Park

The experience

A choice of two guided walking tours to experience what life was like in the Victorian era. Take a trip on the famous Lynton and Lynmouth funicular Cliff Railway opened in 1890, the highest and steepest totally water-powered railway in the world. Sit back and relax in a Victorian heritage carriage behind a steam engine on the 2-mile (3.5km) round trip through some of the loveliest countryside in North Devon. Finish this wonderful Victorian experience with a locally sourced Cream Tea at Woody Bay Station.

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Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

  • A fascinating walking tour to experience Victorian life on Exmoor
  • Ride on a Victorian steam-hauled train and see stunning Exmoor at its best
  • Enjoy a trip on the world’s highest and steepest water-powered cliff railway

The detail

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4-5 hours

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Group size

4-12 people

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Cost per person

£60 per person

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Fitness level


Parking Facilities

Yes, free of charge.

Refreshments and meals

Cream Tea included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable walking clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.


March – October.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Train is wheelchair accessible; however, the walk may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.


Basic English required to fully appreciate the tour.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate

Exmoor National Park

Wild open heather moorland and shady coastal woodlands perch atop the highest sea cliffs in the country, and have provided inspiration to William Wordsworth and other poetic greats.