This amazing steam railway allows you to take a journey through seven miles of beautiful scenery from the coastal town of Ravenglass, to Eskdale situated at the foot of England's great fells. Going on this spectacular railway allows you to stop at locations such as Muncaster Mill, Irton Road, The Green and Beckfoot, with the option of going on a variety of different steam trains.
Brilliant walks can be taken from various points along the railway, some of these can be found in `Walks from Ratty' by A. Wainwright who is famous for his walking guides of the Lake District. Once you reach Dalegarth station in Eskdale you can walk to Eskdale Mill, Stanley Ghyll Force and St. Catherine's Church.
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway was first opened in 1875 to bring ore from Eskdale to Ravenglass, resulting in it being the Lake District's oldest and longest steam railway. To learn more about the great history of this railway, you can visit the railway museum at the start of your rail adventure in Ravenglass where there are lots of information, photos, relics and models about this great period in time. Whilst waiting for the steam train to depart you can sit back and relax in the station tea-rooms.
Fantastic events are held at the railway throughout the year such as the visit of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, Postman Pat, the Halloween Ghost Trains and the Santa Express. Well worth looking out for during your visit!