Ride all day on any of the scheduled trips of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway. You’ll be able to head off and enjoy local walks, nearby villages, and heritage points of interest. Choose to begin your day of travel at either Ravenglass or Dalegarth.
What to Expect
The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow-gauge railways in England. Its engines transport passengers from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the National Park, to the easterly terminus at Dalegarth for Boot, some 210 feet above sea level.
Your ticket allows you to ride on scheduled services all day. The rail journey itself was a Wainwright favorite, crossing 7 miles of spectacular scenery within sight of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell range.
The cozy covered and open-top carriages provide the best of comfort and views as you travel up the line. There is something for everyone on arrival and with so many trails and walks to explore, you might want to extend your stay in one of the unique camping coaches – Elmira or Maid of Kent!
From the protected nature reserves of the Ravenglass Estuary through the ancient woodlands and fells of the Eskdale Valley, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the Graylag goose, curlew, and shelduck, and also for red squirrels and buzzards.
If you’re in need of a venue for a celebration the station cafés at both ends of the line have excellent facilities to host your festive occasion. You can even arrange a private charter of one of the engines.
- 1 ticket for unlimited day travel
What's Not Included
- Cycle fee
- Dog fee
- Food and drinks
Know Before You Go
Contact the tour operator for access information and to reserve a place for your bike on the train. Bikes and wheelchairs must be booked in advance. Please check timetable for diesel and steam schedules and opening times.