Tarka Valley Railway

Tarka Valley Railway is a heritage railway in North Devon, offering nostalgic train rides through the beautiful Taw Valley countryside, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the region's railway history.

Tarka Valley Railway

The Tarka Valley Railway is a heritage railway line that regales in the nostalgia of a bygone era of British railway travel

Located in Station, Station Hill, Great Torrington, Torrington EX38 8JD, UK, this narrow-gauge line recovered from an overgrown state and, after years of successful restoration, was re-opened to the public in 2008

Now visitors can board the historic train and enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding Taw Valley as they pass Morwellham Quay, the Victorian industrial port, Meeth Halt station and Eggesford station

Prior to the heritage railway service’s re-opening, the line was used as part of Britain’s “Great Central Railway” and is now preserved as an attraction to visitors of all ages


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Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Address: Station, Station Hill, Great Torrington, Torrington EX38 8JD, UK

Keith Rooke avatarKeith Rooke
2 years ago
It's a great walk, there are a lot of cyclists that use this part of the Tarka trail, so it is imperative that you keep eye in front of you and behind, especially if you have a dog off lead. Sadly there are a small band of cyclists that treat the trail as a proving ground for speed trails. But that said it is a good walk, with the Puffing Billy where you can get food and drinks.
Stephen Hancock avatarStephen Hancock
a year ago
Lovely walk, just extend that line, Bideford would be good start.
Jo Hayns avatarJo Hayns
7 months ago
Have a lovely walk along the trail
Beautiful scenery. Perfect for a bike ride or a walk with the family
Tony Holness avatarTony Holness
a year ago
Excellent work being carried out by dedicated volunteers to restore a part of Devon history. Highly recommended.
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The address for Tarka Valley Railway we have is: Station, Station Hill, Great Torrington, Torrington EX38 8JD, UK. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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