Events & Experiences

Bishops Lydeard to Williton Return Travel Only Brown timetable days

Join the West Somerset Railway for their reopening after the 2020 Covid 19 closures for a return journey from Bishops Lydeard to Williton.

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Bishops Lydeard to Williton Return Travel Only Brown timetable days

 

Did you miss us? We are pleased to announce that we are back for our 2021 season!

During the festive period, our Santa Expresses proved vital in ensuring that our railway could survive, having not run any public services in the 2020 season. The journeys to Williton and back with Father Christmas himself proved incredibly popular with families, locals and supporters as well as receiving excellent feedback for our COVID compliance.

With vital work on our railway continuing throughout difficult circumstances, we have elected to build on the success of these services by opening gradually in 2021, beginning with journeys between Bishops Lydeard and Williton. 

Travel between Bishops Lydeard and Williton and take in the breathtaking views of the Quantock hills behind one of our homefleet steam locomotives. 

In line with Covid advice, we are selling tickets for fixed excursions in tables of 2, 4 and compartments of 6. 

Our Excursions for travel only are as follows, to book please click the date you wish to travel in the date list below: 

 

Excursion 1: Depart Bishops Lydeard at 10:00 and enjoy your journey to Williton, the engine will run round and then take you back to Bishops Lydeard at 10:55, in line with the restrictions it will not be possible to alight the service at Williton. You will arrive back in Bishops Lydeard at 11:30


Excursion 2: Depart Bishops Lydeard at 12:30 and enjoy your journey to Williton, the engine will run round and then take you back to Bishops Lydeard at 13:30, in line with the restrictions it will not be possible to alight the service at Williton. You will arrive back in Bishops Lydeard at 14:05


Excursion 3: Depart Bishops Lydeard at 15:10 and enjoy your journey to Williton, the engine will run round and then take you back to Bishops Lydeard at 16:00, in line with the restrictions it will not be possible to alight the service at Williton. You will arrive back in Bishops Lydeard at 16:35

Williton Excursion Travel Only tickets for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays can be purchased at the bottom of this page. For Wednesday and Saturday Excursions, please see our catering specials services and choose the 'Travel Only' option.

If you would like to see which events are taking place on the day you wish to travel, please also visit our timetable webpage here, if you hover over the date you wish to travel, a menu of all available ticket types will be shown. 

Bishops Lydeard to Williton Tea Coffee and Cake Event Panel: 

For travel only or optional tea coffee and cake tickets on the 10am service from Bishops Lydeard to Williton (return) on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

Bishops Lydeard to Williton Fish and Chip Event Panel: 

For travel only or optional Fish and Chip tickets on the  12.30 service from Bishops Lydeard to Williton return on Wednesdayas and Saturdays.

Bishops Lydeard to Williton Cream Tea Event Panel:

For travel only or optional Cream Tea on the 15.10 service from Bishops Lydeard to Williton return on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  

Please note that for all our services this year, tables of 4 and tables of 2 will be in separate coaches, it is therefore only possible to travel in groups of 6 within a compartment. As catering is only provided for tables of 2 and tables of 4 please note that if purchasing one of each, a table of 4 will be in a separate carriage to those who hold a ticket for a table for two, due to social distancing.

We endeavour to run a steam locomotive for all of these services, however due to the histrocial nature of our locomotives, we reserve the right to exchange the steam for a Diesel if we run into any unforeseen operational issues. 

We also reserve the right to amend any services in line with changes to government advice. 

If you do not have a printer or a mobile device, please do not purchase your ticket online - contact our main office on 01643 704996 where we will be able to help you.

If you require your tickets to be printed by us, and posted out to you or sent to a station for collection, there will be an administration fee of £2.00 for this service.

 

By purchasing your tickets through our website you are agreeing to the terms and conditions listed below.

Please ensure you read these carefully.

 

Dates
10:00 Tickets available
12:30 Tickets available
15:10 Tickets available
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12:30 Tickets available
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Ticket Prices
Ticket Type  Price
Bishops Lydeard to Williton Return Table of 2 £30.00
Bishops Lydeard to Williton Return Table of 4 £60.00
Bishops Lydeard to Williton Return Compartment of 6 £90.00

 

Other Tickets Available on Wednesdays and Saturdays in May and June

On Wednesday and Saturdays on dates mentioned below, we will have the option to add catering to your travel.

22nd & 29th May, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd,30th June. 

The options for catering are as follows:

The 10am service from Bishops Lydeard to Williton will get you back to Bishops Lydaerd at 11.30, on Wednesdays and Saturdays there is an option to book a tea coffee or cake on this service. Please visit the Bishops Lyderad to Williton Tea Coffee and Cake event to book either travel only or the optional Tea Coffee or cake on these days. 

The 12.30 service from Bishops Lydeard to Williton will get you back to Bishops Lydaerd at 14.05, on Wednesdays and Saturdays there is an option to book Fish and Chips on this service. Please visit the Bishops Lyderad to Williton Fish and Chip event to book either travel only or the optional Fish and Chip tickets on these days. 

The 15.10 service from Bishops Lydeard to Williton will get you back to Bishops Lydaerd at 16.35, on Wednesdays and Saturdays there is an option to book an afternoon Cream Tea on this service. Please visit the Bishops Lyderad to Williton Cream Tea event to book either travel only or the optional Cream Tea tickets on these days. 

A variety of these options are also available on saturdays in June, please see the timetable here for further information. 

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Condition

Please note that terms and conditions may change due to Government advice nearer the time. We will update the website with any changes as soon as they are received. Those that have purchased a ticket will be contacted via email with changes to any information. 

Seating will be assigned to you one week before you travel, this will be sent via email. It will highlight which coach you will be sat in, and which compartment or table has been reserved for you. 

It is vital that we have your personal details for track and trace, please ensure that you complete all fields to assist us with this when booking your tickets. 

It is compulsory to wear a mask when in communal spaces on the railway, therefore you must wear a mask in line with government advice on site and on the train. We ask that children also wear a mask if possible. 

Please ensure you follow all guidance whilst on site, this is there for your safety. We will have one-way systems in place and plenty of staff to advise you if you are not sure what to do.

Refund Policy: 

In the event that we cancel the service due to unforeseen circumstances or due to the effects of coronavirus, you will be contacted and offered options regarding your ticket. These will include ticket transfers, donations, and refunds. 

In the event that you or a family member of the same household is symptomatic of Covid, or you have received a positive test for Covid you must isolate in line with Government advice, you must not travel and can cancel your tickets, we will only be able to issue a refund if we are able to resell your tickets, in the event where we cannot resell your tickets, we will offer a voucher to be used on our services next year. Please ensure that you cancel your tickets as soon as possible by ringing us on 01643 704996.