Includes Dartmouth-Kingswear passenger ferry - free of charge on presentation of a valid steam train ticket! Currently non-stopping at Goodrington, Churston & Greenway Halt stations.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Train and ferry/cruise passengers must wear a face covering on their journey to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible. Face coverings include but are not restricted to, surgical face masks. These face coverings should cover the mouth and nose while allowing the wearer to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head to give a snug fit.
The scenery on this picturesque line is breathtaking - from Paignton along the spectacular English Riviera Geopark coast line, through the picturesque stations at Goodrington and Churston, then on through the wooded slopes of Long Wood bordering the Dart Estuary past Greenway Halt (near to the estate of the late Dame Agatha Christie) and on to Kingswear. From spotting dolphins to seals, kingfishers to buzzards, pheasants, herons and egrets, the wildlife is superb. With such a varied range of scenery and wildlife, this is one of the finest heritage steam railway journeys anywhere in Europe.
A short foot passenger ferry (optinal and free with your train ticket) takes you across the river Dart to the historic town of Dartmouth; home to the Britannia Royal Naval College, Bayards Cove, Butterwalk and Dartmouth Castle (England's first Castle to have guns as its main armament).
Devon Belle Observation Carriage: this historic coach, built in 1917 originally as an ambulance vehicle for the London & North Western Railway, has recently undergone a major refit in our workshop at Queen's Park Station, Paignton. She will was "relaunched" in the 2018 season to celebrate her 100th year in service!!