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Summer Project 2023

Great Scenic Railways of Devon and Cornwall

In 2022 we had the ‘Secret Places’ project that proved to be most popular.  So we thought this year we would have another summer project, with a bit of a twist.


We have some great railway lines to explore in the SW Region:


  • Dartmoor line Exeter to Okehampton
  • Tarka line Exeter to Barnstaple
  • Riviera line Exeter to Paignton
  • Avocet line Exeter to Exmouth
  • East Devon line Exeter to Axminster


  • Tamar Valley Line Plymouth to Gunnislake
  • Looe Valley Line Looe to Liskeard
  • St. Ives Bay Line St. Erth to St. Ives
  • Maritime Line Truro to Falmouth
  • Atlantic Coast Line Par to Newquay

In addition we have several Heritage railways to explore including the Dartmouth Steam Railway, South Devon Railway and the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.


THE SUMMER CHALLENGE is to document a short journey on one of these iconic railways during June to September.

We are asking you to provide a small portfolio of 5 digital images recording your journey.

  • Any format can be used but we will require digital images for our Show and Tell Event
  • One image should be taken at your station of departure (anything that inspires you!)
  • At least 2 images should record the scenery on route
  • And any other images at your destination (not necessarily your arrival station)


It is intended that the Show and Tell Event will be held as part of SW Region’s Christmas Event, which will be held in December. Full details to follow.

We will also let you know the image sizes and where to send them a little later in the summer.

So let's enjoy our photography journeys!!