Free Guided Walking Tour of the Former Ilfracombe Railway

As part of the Festival of Archaeology 2022, Historic England’s Historic Environment Advice Assistant apprentices, and local experts from Combe Rail, are leading a guided walking tour of the former Ilfracombe railway on Monday 8th August. The tour will look at the history and archaeology of the line and how it has evolved, visiting the old station and ending at the local museum.

The Ilfracombe-Barnstaple line was opened in 1874 by the London and South Western Railway. The line closed in 1970, and an attempt to buy the line for preservation in 1975 was unsuccessful. Much of the former trackbed has now been developed as the popular and attractive Tarka Trail cycle path. The tour will follow this path, led by local experts Glyn Pollington and John Burch.

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