The popular steam hauled 'Fellsman' returns to the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway in 2013 for its fifth summer season, running every Wednesday - with great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary 'Settle to Carlisle' line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the great 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead, with time available for sightseeing in Carlisle, or an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on Ullswater.
The train is steam hauled throughout and the locomotive will be chosen from the pool of historic engines based at Carnforth including: LMS Royal Scot 46115 'Scots Guardsman' - LMS Jubilee 5690 'Leander' - LMS Jubilee 45699 'Galatea'.
The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient so our engine will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers get a marvellous view as the train emerges from Blea Moor Tunnel into Dent Dale and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - Travelling on through the lush Eden valley we continue to the historic border city of Carlisle arriving around 13.00 where there is a sightseeing stop of up to two hours.
Returning from Carlisle and following a water stop at Appleby we travel over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines.
Ullswater Tour - We are pleased to offer an optional tour by leaving the train at Appleby and boarding a classic 1950's coach for a memorable journey through the spectacular and tranquil Lake District to Glenridding followed with an hour's cruise on England's most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Nestling below Helvellyn we sail over the full length of the lake for a return by coach to Appleby where you rejoin the 'Fellsman'. This tour is not suitable for anyone with severe mobility issues, or using a wheelchair and must be pre-booked as seating is strictly limited.
Supplement: £20 per person
Standard class adults £69, Child (15yrs and under) £49, Party of 4 £256. Family of 4 ticket (any combination of adults and children) £210.
First class adult £105, Party of 4 £400.
Premier dining, adult £180, Party of 4 £700.
GWR Saloon - An historic carriage built in 1930 for the Directors of the Great Western Railway with observation windows, private lounge & dining saloon. The meal service is the same as Premier dining with the addition of canapés, champagne & wine with dinner.
Adult (minimum 2)...£250
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person in 1st Class & Premier Dining
Group discounts are available for bookings of 15 or more - call reservations on 0845 310 2458 or 2489, or book online and save 5%.
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|Notes||Every Wednesday from 12 June - 28 August 2013.
Departing from: Lancaster 08.05/20.40 Preston 08.35/19.50 Blackburn 09.05/19.10 Clitheroe 09.35/18.45 Long Preston (near Settle) 10.50/17.50
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Appleby & Carlisle, TR27 9AD
Map reference: SD 410781 Lat: 54.19580 Long: -2.90503