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The Fellsman

The Fellsman

Steam Trains


Appleby & Carlisle,
TR27 9AD


The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again every Wednesday in summer 2016 for its 8th season offering a return steam hauled journey over the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’ as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and over the roof of England. With its great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead and time will be available for sightseeing in historic Carlisle - or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on beautiful Ullswater.

The train is steam hauled throughout and the locomotive will be chosen from the historic pool of engines based at Carnforth including: LMS Royal Scot 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’ – LMS Jubilee 5690 ‘Leander’ – LMS Stanier Black Five 44932 – 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 down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with our engine in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill. Travelling on through the lush Eden Valley to the historic border city of Carlisle where we arrive about 13.00 for a stop of up to two hours.

Returning from Carlisle about 15.30 we travel over over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines.

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 the pretty village of Glenridding followed with an hour’s cruise by historic steamer on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Nestling below Helvellyn offering panoramic vistas we sail over the full length of the lake to Pooley Bridge and 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: £25 per person

Rail Route: Lancaster-Preston-Blackburn-Clitheroe-Long Preston

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Every Wednesday from 15th June to 17th August 2016

Departing From:
Lancaster: 08.05/20.45
Preston: 08.45/20.05
Blackburn: 09.10/19.35
Clitheroe: 09.35/18.45
Long Preston: (near Settle) 10.50/17.50


Standard class adults £74, Child (15yrs and under) £55, Party of 4 £276. Family of 4 ticket (any combination of adults and children) £235.

First class adult £115, Party of 4 £440.

Premier dining, adult £195, Party of 4 £760.

Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person in 1st class & Premier Dining.

A deposit of only £20 per person will secure your booking with the balance of payment due 40 days prior to the tour

Group discounts are available for bookings of 15 or more – call reservations office for details.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed



Plan route to The Fellsman using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 410781  Lat: 54.19580 Long: -2.90503