Ravenglass to Eskdale
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway makes a novel and exciting day out for chilldren and dads alike. For a hundred and thirty years the steam trains of the railway have travelled through the magnificent Eskdale scenery. The railway runs for seven-miles from the coastal village of Ravenglass in the Western Lake District through some of England's most magnificent scenery to Dalegarth station and visitor centre in Eskdale, nestling at the foot of the highest mountains in the country.
Steam trains operate every month of the year. The ride from Ravenglass to Dalegarth covers seven miles and takes 40 minutes to cover, there is a choice of carriages, either open air, open sided or covered, the latter are heated in the winter. On purchase of a full line return ticket visitors may travel as many times as they wish during the day. Free guided walks are offered from April to October.
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Visitor Centre at Dalegarth is home to the Fellbites Cafe, which serves snacks and refreshments and the Scafell Gift Shop, which sells a variety of goods.
At the Ravenglass terminal stands the Ratty Arms, Jan's cafe, which specialises in home baking, a children's playground, a shop and the main ticket office. Cycle hire is also available, or your own cycles can be booked onto the special cycles carriages in advance.
Left - Dalegarth Station Right - the station at Ravenglass
- *Mince Pie Specials- Pre Christmas weekends
- *Seasonal lunches at Dalegarth- Boxing Day- 3rd Jan, 2008