Trains & Railways in Dartmoor National Park

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Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Up on Haytor Down, near Haytor Quarry, is a big lump of granite into which are carved the words Templer Way Haytor - Teignmouth. The Templer Way is a modern recreation trail following the route of the old Haytor Granite Tramway on which granite was transported from the high moor down to the...

South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction. The River Dart rises as two rivers on the high north plateau of Dartmoor before joining at Dartmeet and then flowing down to the border of the National Park. From there, it meanders to Totnes and Dartmouth on the South Devon coast. The South Devon Railway follows the course of...

Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Railway is based at Okehampton Station in Okehampton on the north west border of Dartmoor National Park. Once the railway station for Okehampton, today Dartmoor Railway specialises in leisure trips. Heritage trips and special events run through the year. Heritage trips include The Sunday...

Red Lake Railway (Dismantled)/Puffing Billy Track, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Red Lake Railway (Dismantled)/Puffing Billy Track, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Red Lake Railway transported workers and equipment from Bittaford and the Ivybridge area to Red Lake China Clay Works. It carried back waste material to be used as fertiliser. Built between 1910 and 1912, the remaining trackbed is now a long but solid path that takes you into the heart of Dartmoo...

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

In his 'Guide To Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'This track is really an old tramroad, over which peat was once conveyed to some naphtha works at Shipley, on the verge of Brent Moor. It has been disused for a very long time, but I can remember when the rails, which were of wood, bolted to blo...

Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused) was a commercial venture selling peat from Dartmoor's high moorland. Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) was built to transport this peat from the moor to Bridestowe. Today, the disused trackbed of the peatworks railway provides safe and easy access to Dartmoor's...

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled) is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.