Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway News

March 10, 2018

Cliff Railway Welcomes New Driver

This week the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway appointed Jacob Salmon, 18, from Lynton as it’s newest driver. Jacob attended Lynton School and then Ilfracombe Comprehensive before joining the company in September 2015. Jacob had previously worked within the Railway’s Cliff Top Cafe as a seasonal cafe assistance during his summer holidays. Jacob’s ability was recognised early and he started to develop the required skills to become a full qualified Cliff Railway Driver. Each driver is required to demonstrate competence within the mechanics and the daily operating procedures of the railway as well as maintenance, VHF radio use and of […]
February 28, 2018

Cliff Railway: ‘Frozen’ in Time!

The Victorian engineering of Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway has often been described as being ‘frozen in time’. But this became a reality this week when the famous water powered railway literally froze. The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff railway, which was built in 1888 is the only completely water powered railway in the UK and one of only three examples left in the world. The funicular cliff railway relies on a simple balancing principle and gravity.  The two cars are permanently attached to each other by two hauling cables that run around a huge pulley wheel at the top and […]
February 10, 2018

1st Lyn Scout Group open the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The 1st Lyn Scout Group added a bit of sunshine to the opening of the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway today ahead of the 2018 season. Our Mayor, Suzette Hibbert, the group leaders and children of the 1st Lyn Scout Group braved the weather and volunteered their time to cut the ribbon and send the first car of the 2018 season up the track. The scouts, along with their families sang the entire way to the top station before taking the opportunity to undertake an investiture ceremony whilst on the Cliff Railway for some new members on the return trip. […]
February 3, 2018

The Classics on the Cliff event

We would like to extended a huge thank you to everybody that attended the Classics on the Cliff event on the 29th January 2017. It was amazing to see something that hadn’t occurred for almost 50 years and the team worked so hard to ensure that everything went smoothly & safely (except the weather which was awful). We would like to particularly thank the car owners who trusted us with their pride and joys, our drivers and staff during the day, the public that attended to watch and of course the media who helped spread the word, particularly Martin Hesp […]