Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

In a nutshell

Experience ne of the favourite steam railway trips from Ravenglass across seven miles into the heart of the Eskdale Valley and to the foot of Scafell Pike.


Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1SW

Contact details

Tel: 01229 717171

Activity type

Historical Sites, Museums and Art Centres, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide

£40 seasonal

(based on family of 4)

Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway details...

One of the great things to do with all the family is a steam train ride from Ravenglass across seven miles into the heart of the Eskdale Valley and to the foot of Scafell Pike on one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England.

The heritage steam engines transport passengers from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park to Dalegarth for Boot that is 210ft above sea level. The journey takes 40 minutes up the line from the protected nature reserve of the Ravenglass Estuary through ancient woodlands and fells of the Eskdale Valley.

The cosy covered and open top carriages provide the best comfort and views as you travel. Explore the Ravenglass Railway Museum and find out who lived and worked in the valley and on the railway. Link up with the special route walks or hire a bike to continue exploring the area. Look out for the special events throughout the year including Santa trains at Christmas time.

Entrance to the museum is free. See online timetable for train times and fares. Children under 5 years travel free of charge. Ticket prices vary according to time of year and there are discounts on special event days.

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