The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, in the heart of the Lake District

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway - Credit: Archant

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in the Lake District, known affectionately as La’al Ratty meaning “ little railway “.

Our heritage steam engines journey from the coast to Dalegarth for Boot some 210ft above sea level within sight of England’s highest mountains.

The journey itself was one of Wainwright favourites crossing through seven miles of spectacular scenery within sight of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range.

The cosy covered and open top carriages provide the best of comfort and views as you travel up the line and on arrival there is something for everyone and with so many trails and walks to explore, our very own cafes serving home baked goodies and gift shops at both ends of the line.

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