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.
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.
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!
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.
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