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Ravenglass - Day 1

Ravenglass – Rushing Waters and Rugged Coastlines

Discover the rugged beauty of Cumbria’s coastline in the western part of the Lake District, where the mountains meet the sea. Cumbria’s coastal towns and villages offer all kinds of shoreline adventures and Ravenglass can boast being in not just one, but two World Heritage Sites.

Take a ride into the mountains on the idiosyncratic Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, then visit Muncaster Castle and learn about the family who have resided there for generations.

Tickets and passes

Ask for a great value Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Through Ticket when you purchase an Off-peak Day Return or Anytime Day Return to Ravenglass, either at your start station or from the Conductor on the train (if you start at a station with no ticket office or machine). The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Through Ticket saves you up to £6.50 off adult and £4.80 off child full line fares on the Ravenglass to Eskdale Railway.

MorningMorning

Alight at Ravenglass Station on the Cumbrian Coast. You will have time to explore this seaside village with its stunning vistas later on, but for now cross the platform and head in the obvious direction of Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. I hope you have your walking boots on!

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway has shuttled passengers from the sea, into the majestic Western Lakes for over 100 years.

Watch the beautiful scenery as it goes by and keep your eyes peeled for sea birds and red squirrels along the way. This 40 minute journey was one of Alfred Wainwright's favourites; crossing through seven miles of spectacular scenery within sight of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range. Their new observatory carriages are a great way to make the most of the views. Alight at Dalegarth.
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Ravenglass Railway Station at Ravenglass

Where the Lake District meets the sea - an intoxicating mix of coast, mountain scenery of the highest order and top tourist attractions.
 
Ravenglass

Ravenglass

Ravenglass on the Lake District Coast is a pretty village with lots of leisure craft in its estuary. But its maritime legacy is not recent, as almost 2000 years ago, the Romans guarded this coast against Barbarian invasion.
 
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

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

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Stop in at the Fellbites Station Café to fuel up before you go in search of the splendours of the Western Lakes.
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Fellbites Cafe at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Cafes and gift shops at both ends of the line, exclusive 'Walks from Ratty' with Wainwright, cycle trails and cycle hire. Children's adventure play area at Dalegarth and free Wi-Fi on site.
 

AfternoonAfternoon

Take the short walk from Dalegarth Station to Stanley Ghyll Force, one of Lakeland's loveliest and much-photographed waterfalls.

The waterfall tumbles over a dramatic, deep and narrow 60 foot-high gorge on Stanley Ghyll. Starting from the car park at Dalegarth Station on the Ravenglass-Eskdale Railway, take the turning to the falls marked after Eskdale vicarage. About 1.5 miles along the lane enter the wood and then walk upstream and up the steps to the right. There are some steep hikes which are rewarded by the sight of the waterfall pool. For the very brave there is a higher viewing platform on an unprotected rocky ledge, where your head for heights will be greatly rewarded. EXTREME CARE IS NEEDED.

Retrace your steps and rest your legs on the train back to Ravenglass.
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Stanley Ghyll Force

LDNP property. Deep and narrow gorge on Stanley Ghyll. Turning to falls marked after Eskdale vicarage. National Trust car park. About 1.5 miles along lane into wood and then upstream. Walk branches up steps to right. EXTREME CARE NEEDED.
 

EveningEvening

Pop to the Inn at Ravenglass and tuck into fresh locally-landed fish and seafood, soak up the great views over the estuary and kick back and relax as you take in the breath-taking sunsets.
Ravenglass

Ravenglass

Ravenglass on the Lake District Coast is a pretty village with lots of leisure craft in its estuary. But its maritime legacy is not recent, as almost 2000 years ago, the Romans guarded this coast against Barbarian invasion.
 

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Contact

Northern Rail
View the Ravenglass Railway Station websitewww.northernrail.org/journey/planner/RAV
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Venue

Ravenglass

Ravenglass, Cumbria

www.ravenglassvillage.co.uk

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