Cliff Railway Articles & News

May 9, 2018
UK Cliff Railway Day

Cliff Railway Day achieves UK status!

The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Day celebrations this Saturday (12th May 2018) has now spread to other UK Cliff Railways! That damp dark November morning when the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway team dreamed up a national day to celebrate the engineering of our nations famous Cliff Railways has now erupted into multiple family fun day celebrations up and down the UK encouraging people to support and discover the wonders of our nations Cliff Railway heritage. Alongside the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, South Devon’s Babbacombe Cliff Railway and Scarborough’s Central Tramway we’re on board early and recent promises […]
April 19, 2018

Filming Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The launch of the crime thriller Winter Ridge, filmed on location in Lynton & Lynmouth, has certainly raised awareness of the area’s beauty and viability of filming locations. The film has recently won the award of  ‘Best Feature Film’ at the London Independent Film Festival 2018. The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway was glad to be featured and we look forward to the official launch in the UK later this year. The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway has also recently featured in BBC’s Countryfile, BBC’s Escape to the Country, ITV’s Britain’s Best Walks with Julia Bradbury and a further 2018 […]
April 3, 2018

Landslip Closes Railway – Company Statement

Company Statement Dated: April 2nd 2018 The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway has unfortunately been closed due to a small landslip of earth and rock debris onto the tracks of the railway. This occurred outside of the operating hours of the railway and there has been no injuries to passengers, visitors or staff. No damage to the carriages of the Cliff Railway has occurred. The landslip is thought to have been a result of the combined recent very wet conditions and freezing easterly wind conditions which has created an unstable section of banking near the middle bridge section of the […]
April 1, 2018

The Cliff Railway showing its true colours!

April 6th 2018 is the 130th anniversary of the opening of the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway. To mark the occasion, cliff railway engineers and staff have worked tirelessly this week re-painting the carriages in the original heritage ‘Oxford Blue’ as a special one-off Birthday celebration. In 1888, historical records confirm that the cliff railway was originally Oxford Blue and not the traditional Buckingham Green that we have become used to seeing. Whilst the cliff railway was extensively photographed in its early years, black and white film could never document the original colour. Chief Engineer, Ashley Clarke, stated that ‘It’s […]