The Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in the world. Our heritage steam engines transport passengers from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the National Park, across the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops with a 1:55 gradient at times, en route to our final destination, Boot at Dalegarth, some 210ft above sea level. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favourites, crossing seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range. On arrival there is something for everyone, with plenty of trails, waterfalls and walks to explore in this beautiful corner of the Lake District National Park. At both ends of the line our cafés serve a sumptuous feast of homemade treats for you to enjoy after a day on the fells, or treat yourself to a treasured reminder of your time with us here in our gift shops.
Main season open from March - October. Please refer to website for train timetable.