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5224 arriving at WatchetWatchet Station has a single platform and it nestles between hillside and harbour.


Cravens DMU at Watchet

An older view of a Cravens DMU leaving Watchet for Minehead.


4160 stands in Watchet Station

A footpath leads from the Bishops Lydeard end of the platform, 4160 is glimpsed here from the path.


4160 crossing Goviers Lane, Watchet

At the end of the path is a foot crossing over the line down to the harbour.  4160 is seen here going over the crossing with the harbour in the background.


Watchet harbourside

Once over the crossing you can walk along the side of the harbour, recently converted to a marina following the end of cargo shipping activity here a few years ago.


Dock warehouse at Watchet

This warehouse in the old cargo handling area has an interesting motto on it.

Horse drawn tour of Watchet

New in 2002 is this horse drawn tour of Watchet, many years ago my wife tried something similar from outside Minehead Station with little success, but this one seemed to be doing well when I was there.

Steep holm from Watchet platform

On a clear day you can see Steep Holm, an island in the Bristol Channel opposite Weston super Mare from the platform at Watchet.


7820 at Watchet

Another glimpse of Steep Holm, visible in the background as 7820 Dinmore Manor stands in Watchet station with a down train.


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This site was last updated 15-07-2012

Photos not otherwise credited are 2001/2002 S G J Huddy.  Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.