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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Steam Railway, £3.60-£13

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Address

Ravenglass,
Cumbria,
CA18 1SW

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 12 - Thu 24 Apr Easter
Sat 3 - Mon 5 May Family Fun Weekend
Fri 9 May Fish & Chip supper
Tue 20 May Photography Day
Fri 6 Jun Fish & Chip supper
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jun RSPB Activity Weekend

Details

Welcome to Lakeland's oldest, longest and most scenic railway!

Join us as we journey from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops with a 1:55 gradient at times, en route to our final destination, Dalegarth-for-Boot Station. 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!

There are lots of things to do at the Railway, including shopping facilities, a museum to explore, adventure playgrounds to conquer, places to eat and drink and plenty of trails and walks to discover in this beautiful corner of the Lake District National Park - there really is something for everyone!

Opening times vary according to season and all our facilities are open whenever we are running trains. See our timetable for details of all our trains running during 2012. This is the just the start of your adventure right here!

For further details see www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

The Turntable Café, Ravenglass Gift Shop, Information Centre, Museum, Cycle Trails, Fellbites Café, Scafell Gift Shop, The Eskdale Room, The Ratty Arms and Children's Playgrounds. Both stations have private function rooms and catering facilities which are ideal for private functions, parties and conferences.

Opening details

Opening times vary according to season, please see our website for more information. Timetable subject to alteration without notice. Cafes open at 10.00 and close when last train departs.

Prices

Adult Return (unlimited travel for the day) = £13.00
Child Return (aged 5-15 inclusive - unlimited travel for the day) = £6.50
Child (under 5) = FREE
Adult Single = £7.20
Child Single (aged 5-15 inclusive) = £3.60
Family Return - (2 adults & 2 children - unlimited travel for the day) = £35.00
Ratty Rover Pass (Five full days of unlimited travel) Adult = £38.00 Child = £19.00, Family (2 adults & 2 children) = £100.00
Dogs = £1.50 per journey
Cycles = £3.50 per journey (Cycles must be pre-booked)
Fantastic group rates

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

The Turntable Café, Ravenglass Gift Shop, Information Centre, Museum, Cycle Trails, Fellbites Café, Scafell Gift Shop, The Eskdale Room, The Ratty Arms and Children's Playgrounds. Both stations have private function rooms and catering facilities which are ideal for private functions, parties and conferences.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • See website for full details/policy.

Location

Directions

Plan route to Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway using TransportDirect.infoPlan route using TransportDirect.info

Map reference: SD 085964  Lat: 54.35565 Long: -3.40807

Ravenglass Station is located just off the A595 (the main Cumbrian coast road), 18 miles south of Whitehaven and is easily accessible by car from the central lakes. Bus services are regularly available and Ravenglass Mainline Station is sited opposite our own Ravenglass Terminus - so visiting us by train is very easy.
Parking is available at both stations for a small charge.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Ravenglass station