- Railway and Transport Attractions
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway journeys from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops with a 1.40 gradient at times, en route to the final destination some seven miles up the line at Dalegarth for Boot Station.
The journey itself was one of Wainwrights favourites, crossing seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England's highest mountains, the Scafell Range (3,209ft) at their peak.
Steam trains operate every month of the year.
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.
Under 5's: Free
There are two cafes, one at either end of the line, with a differing selection of hot and cold meals and snacks.
Turntable Cafe, Ravenglass: Located on Platform 1 of Ravenglass Station and is managed by Janet whose talent for homebaking is reflected in the wide array of different cakes, pies and pasties on offer.
Fellbites Cafe, Dalegarth: A contemporary eatery managed by Kath, a true foodie who has a passion for creating exciting seasonal specials using local ingredients where possible.
Toilet facilities and disabled access toilets are available at either terminus. Unfortunately the trains do not have facilities, neither do the intermediate stations.
Gift shops are located at both ends of the line with differing selections of local gifts, Railway themed gifts and a general selection of souvenirs.
Baby food facilities
Baby changing facilities are available at both ends of the line.
Written by Anonymous . 05.06.16
Nice train ride on carriages/train. Our 6 year old loved it. The driver said it was 15mph but I think it was a bit faster. With the kids, tempted to use the open carriages. Mistake I think as the seats got uncomfortable after 30 mins. Better seating in the closed carriages. 50 mins journey each way. Free (tiny) museum at the Ravnsglass station