Following the retirement of Martyn Babb from operating Blue Motors of Exmoor the West Somerset Railway has been looking at a new package to offer passengers a chance to see some more of Exmoor in combination with a steam train trip. They have come up with the following:
Passengers will travel on the ‘Lynton and Lynmouth Explorer’ – the 10.25 steam train from Bishops Lydeard to Dunster station where they will be met by a Ridlers coach to take them over Exmoor to the twin villages for a lunchtime visit of around two hours. The coach will leave again at 2.30pm and is due to arrive at Minehead at 3.30pm, giving some time for a leg stretch or a visit to the station shop. The steam train home departs at 4.05 pm and is back at Bishops Lydeard at 5.22pm.
The dates of operation will be 24 May, 14 and 28 June, 12 and 26 July and 13 and 27 September. Costs are £21.00 for adults, £19.00 for seniors, £10.00 for children aged 5 to 15 and £50.00 for a family of two adults and up to four children.