Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

  • Distance: 39.5 miles from Low Briery
  • Address: Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW
  • Phone: +44 (0)1229 717171

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England, known affectionately as La’al Ratty meaning “little railway“ in olde Cumbrian dialect.

Travel 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 our final destination some seven miles up the line to Dalegarth for Boot Station.

This is a sunny and wet weather attraction with open top and closed carriages for your comfort and the best views. 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.

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