West Somerset Railway
Lee Robbins

Travel Information, Spectator & Car Parking

Car Parking and Spectator locations for the Flying Scotsman.

We have been working hard to find suitable locations to park in areas as close to the line as possible, where you can either view the Flying Scotsman or where a view of the Flying Scotsman can be safely reached within a short distance. Several of our very kind neighbours have opened up their fields to be used, and will be charging a very small fee of £5 per vehicle, with the exception of Dunster and Watchet where individual tariffs will apply due to these being public car parks.  Please note, all car parks will be cash only.

Please note when leaving your car parked in the car parks you do so at your own risk, the owners of the fields or the West Somerset Railway will not be held accountable for any loss, damage or theft of any item or vehicle. Please also be mindful to not leave pets in any vehicle.

There will also be a charge of £2 to get onto some of our stations

Near Minehead and Bishops Lydeard

Due to limited capacity there will be no access to Minehead or Bishops Lydeard station without a valid ticket to travel. Therefore, unfortunately, due to the size of this event, we will be unable to provide spectator car parking at Bishops Lydeard. The car parks in this area will be for those holding a valid Flying Scotsman ticket with car parking pass or valid Flying Scotsman Event Day Rover Tickets only. 

 

Near Crowcombe Heathfield Station

There will parking with easy access to the station with great views of the locomotives rolling by. This car park will be clearly sign posted off the A358. Just make your way towards the station and you will find the car park. There will be a catering van at the station.

Near Stogumber Station.

Car Parking is available near Stogumber station, where there will be additional activities to see including farm animals and catering, a fantastic day out with beautiful scenery. From the A358 follow the brown signs for Stogumber Station where you will see the car park signs. 

Near Williton Station.

Car Parking is also available near Williton Station, with safe flat off road parking with direct trackside viewing of the Quantock Hills. Easy walking distance to Williton Station with hot and cold refreshments on sale on site. Car park is also only 10 minutes walk from the village centre which has cafes, pubs and shops. 

You may also park a camper van, camp, or caravan overnight for £10, please note that there are no toilets showers or wash facilities so these vehicles must be self contained. Camping of any sort can be pre booked by email [email protected] or by phone 01984 632373, 07876542618 or 07860137557.

Near Doniford Halt

There will be parking available opposite the footpath to the station with views of the line and the sea. Picnicking and BBQ’s are permitted. With just a short walk to the beach which house many rock pools and fossils, this is a great location to spend the day and the extra time between services. 

Near Blue Anchor Station

Enjoy a day at Blue Anchor Bay for some great shots of the Flying Scotsman. There will be parking at Home Farm which is located along the seafront. The Postcode is TA24 6JS. Donations from the £5 parking fee will be made to local charities and organisations. Between the photoshoots you may enjoy a hot meal, or drink at the Blue Anchor, Smugglers or Driftwood café just a short distance from the car park. There are plenty of toilets at Blue Anchor too where donations for their upkeep will be greatly appreciated. For more local information regarding your day in Blue Anchor please contact Alison on 01984 640817. The car park will be signposted from the beach road.

Near Dunster Station

Parking near Dunster Station can be found at the beach car park which is a pay and display car park with easy access to Dunster Station.