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The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Lake District

This railway started life as a narrow gauge railway, which was used for transporting slate down from the hills. A dedicated band of volunteers and locals kept the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway going after its days transporting slate, and it now provides a great family day out. The miniature steam trains chug along the valley from Ravenglass to Eskdale, and Boot Station is a great base for walkers. This is a top attraction for all the family.

Ravenglass Station
Take a step back in time with a walk to the Roman Bath House and a visit is not complete without a visit to the Railway Museum. Watch the engines on the turntable from the licensed café on Platform 1.

Dalegarth Station
Here you can find Fellbites Café, Scafell Gift Shop and National Trust Conservation Exhibition panels. Explore the nearby village of Boot on foot with its quaint inns,church and watermill.Local walks include Stanley Ghyll waterfalls,The Girder Bridge and numerous riverside strolls.

Walking & Cycling
The valley of Eskdale and its surrounding areas provide some of the best and most scenic walking routes within the Lake District National Park. Seven intermediate request stops en-route so you can hop on and off.Or you can enjoy a ride on The Eskdale Trail on two wheels!

Family Fun
Great family walks and children’s outdoor play areas at the main stations. Family friendly cafés with kid’s menus. Enjoy activities and interactive displays in
The Railway Museum.

For further information see the official website : – https://ravenglass-railway.co.uk/

To find by car –

From the South.M6 J.36 follow the
A590 to Greenodd,turn right onto the
A5092 to Broughton. Then follow theA595.

From the North. M6 J.40 follow the
A66.Turn left at the A5086. Follow to
Egremont where it joins the A595.

Be Inspired

Castles

Castles were first built in England during the Norman Conquest in the 11th century as fortifications. There are many hundreds of castles throughout England some in good repair whilst others have all but completely disappeared other than a few stones to mark the spot.

Castles

Lakes

England has many lakes spread out over the whole of the country but the most famous must be the Lake District which draws around 16 million visitors each year to admire the beauty of the countryside around the lakesides. Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake.

Lakes

National Parks

The National Parks of England are quite diverse but all have in common one thing and that is their beauty. From the windswept reaches of Dartmoor and Exmoor to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District or the ancient, peaceful tranquility of the New Forest all are worthy of a visit.

National Parks

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