The West Somerset Railway
station of Blue Anchor is a 2 minute walk from the camping
coach. The railway's web site sums up the country's longest
Railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western
Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a
nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to
study the railway and industrial heritage which our line
historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the
buildings of our ten unique stations linked by a twenty mile
scenic journey will repay hours of exploration. The surrounding
countryside is as varied as it is beautiful.
The gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt
villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast
of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales,
confident Church Towers, Dunster's imposing Castle and
Minehead's seaside charm are all waiting to be discovered"
working on the footplate of a
Somerset Railway is offering Steam Engineman courses
over the summer.
for all the details!
To see the
rail comings and goings at Blue Anchor Station, watch the live
here. The web cam
page also gives the day's arrivals and departure times for the
day. Other WSR station web cams are also available to view.
Also in the
Blue Anchor shot is the carriage, just behind the signal post
near the centre of the frame.
website for full details of the railway, timetable, what to see
and where to see it - as well as everything to do with the line.
Somerset Railway have a variety of tickets available to you, to
enable you to enjoy your visit. It's worth noting that WSR
do various 'Family Day Rover' tickets and also their 'Freedom of
the Line'. These tickets allow seven consecutive days of travel!
Perfect for all rail enthusiasts!
...and save a bit of money by booking your WSR tickets when you
book your stay at Blue Anchor?
your week stay at the carriage to coincide with one of the WSR
gala weekends or one of their many special events?
The W.S.R. Website has full details
...and for a
at the carriage is a DVD of the
ITV Poirot mystery “The Cornish Mystery” which, in spite of the
name, was largely filmed in Dunster with an excellent part for
Blue Anchor station which has an impressive scene!