FoSS : the Friends of Stogumber Station
Welcome to the Friends of Stogumber Station website.
The West Somerset Railway is Britain's longest 'heritage' railway running 22.75 miles from Bishops Lydeard through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor Coast to Minehead. The railway first opened in 1862 but was closed in 1971. In 1976 it was reopened as a heritage railway.
The Friends of Stogumber Station was formed with a view to taking care of, and running the station as closely as possible to the way it was before nationalisation in 1948.
Stogumber station, first opened in 1862, is located just outside of the village of Stogumber. It is staffed by volunteers, and is well known as the "station in the garden". Whilst having modest facilities it is still possible to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with the most delicious cream tea whilst sitting in the beautiful garden admiring the view.
On the site you can learn more about the history of the station and ourselves, the Friends of Stogumber Station, as well as checking out the timetable and places to stay in the village. We are building up our gallery of interesting photos of Stogumber Station over the years together with some of more recent events.
You can also find out how you can join us by becoming a "Friend of Stogumber Station" and the many ways in which we would welcome your help.
Stogumber station is suitable for wheelchair users with accessible toilet facilites and limited parking.
We hope that you find the site interesting and informative and will welcome your feedback and comments. You will also find a link to our guestbook at the foot of each page on the site. We would also welcome any photos, videos and stories that you would be happy to share with us on this site.
The Station Master and volunteer staff look forward to meeting you at the "Station in the Garden" soon.