Why not do the 'One Mile Walk'? Enjoy a very gentle and easy 1 mile circular walk from the station in either direction. The walk gives some lovely views of the line, ‘The Avenue’ with its beech trees and crossed two railway bridges.
What to see and do nearby
The station is the ideal start/end point for a walk on the Quantock Hills or a cycle ride round Somerset’s country lanes.
History of Crowcombe Heathfield Station
The first sod on the original West Somerset Railway was lifted as part of the cutting at the tranquil wayside station which is a perfect spot to relax and watch the world go by, or for the more energetic to start or conclude a walk in the Quantock Hills.
The station is not close to any major settlement and this has made it popular with film crews in the past. Sequences that feature Crowcombe Heathfield include Ringo Starr riding a bicycle down the platform in A Hard Days Night and in the opening sequence of Land Girls. The main station building dates from the 1860s whilst the wooden building on the opposite platform is a replacement for an earlier structure demolished by British Railways.
Similarly the signal box dates from the preservation era. Its brick built base was built new by the West Somerset Railway whilst the wooden top comes from Ebbw Vale in South Wales.
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