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Steam Trains

The Fellsman

The Fellsman


The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again on selected Tuesdays in summer 2018 for its 10th season offering a return steam hauled journey from Lancaster of over 270 miles on the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’ as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards 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. Time will be available for sightseeing in the historic border city of Carlisle - or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach with a 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 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 Carlisle where we arrive about 13.10.

Returning from Carlisle about 15.45 and following a stop for water at Appleby we travel over over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines and pretty Ribble Valley as our locomotive works hard up the steep and taxing climb of Wilpshire Bank being a fitting end to a perfect day.

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: £30 per person

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

Opening details

Selected Tuesdays:
29 May
12 & 26 June
10 & 24 July
7 & 21 August

Departing From:
Lancaster: 08.05/21.35
Preston: 08.05/21.35
Blackburn: 09.10/20.35
Clitheroe: 09.35/20.00
Long Preston: (near Settle) 10.50/18.50

All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change


Standard class:
Adults £80
Child (15yrs and under) £60
Party of 4 £300

First class:
Adult £125
Party of 4 £480.

Premier dining:
Adult £220
Party of 4 £860
Premier Dining is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years and due to timing constraints is not available for guests boarding at Clitheroe or Long Preston

Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £25 per person in 1st class & Premier Dining

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


Appleby & Carlisle,


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Map reference: NY 402555  Lat: 54.89094 Long: -2.93315

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