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

 

 

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 and Steep Holm at Watchet

Steep Holm can also be seen in the background of this view of 7820 Dinmore Manor standing in Watchet station with a Minehead train.

 

The Balmoral at Watchet

The Balmoral leaving Watchet

Two views of the Balmoral leaving Watchet, next port of call Minehead.

 

 

Statue of the Ancient Mariner at Watchet

The poet Coleridge lived near Watchet hence this statue of the Ancient Mariner - complete with dead albatross on the quayside.

 

 

 

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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.