Skip to content Skip to navigation

Dartmoor Railways

Lisa's picture
Blog Tags: 

Steam Railways on Dartmoor in Devon

South Devon Railway
What a happy crew you will find on a trip to The South Devon Railway on the south of Dartmoor at Buckfastleigh.

  Railway guard at South Devon Railway South Devon Railway Ticket office at South Devon railway
Climb aboard for a wonderful day out for all the family.

South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway is based at Buckfastleigh

A favourite of film companies for costume dramas. It's a busy little station with lots going on.
Steam engines run on the line from Buckfastleigh through Staverton down to Totnes.
A picturesque journey through typically English green countryside and along the beautiful River Dart.
It is possible to catch a boat called the river Rat for a 10 minute trip further down the river into bustling Totnes.

Totnes station South Devon Railway

Click here for the South Devon Railways website which shows the timetable and fares
They also have special events such as the Halloween Evening Diesel Gala and at Christmas, 
carols down the line, Santa by steam and Mince Pie Specials

Train drivers at Okehampton Station
The Dartmoor Railway is based at Okehampton. 

This 15 mile Dartmoor Railway climbs 600 feet from the Tarka Line, near Coleford through

Meldon Quarry on Devon Railway
Sampford Courtenay through Okehampton and onwards to Meldon, high on the flank of Dartmoor.

The station at Okehampton is gloriously unspoilt and a trip down memory lane along the re-opened line is a delight. 

Walking from Meldon station you can gain access to the Dartmoor National Park 
or simply stroll to Meldon Viaduct to take in the views of Yes Tor and High 
Willhays and cyclists are able to take their bikes along Route 27 of the National Cycle Network.

 National Cycle network Route 27 National Cycle network Route 27
Running alongside the railway track is the Granite Way Cycle track from Okehampton Station to Lydford. 

To visit the Dartmoor Railway website click here. It shows timetables and station buffet opening hours.