Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway runs from Ravenglass on the coast, winding seven miles up the Lake District National Park, to Boot Station.

The trains are narrow gauge steam trains, with the earliest built in 1894, and the most recent built in 1976.

The Route & Stops

There are a number of request stops along the route where you can get off.  Note that one stop is as the popular Fisherground campsite.

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Map

  • Ravenglass – Ravenglass is set on the coast.  You can also get there by train. Muncaster Castle is just down the road.
  • Muncaster Mill – Spot the local wildlife here – including the rare Red Squirrels.
  • Miteside Halt
  • Murthwait Halt – Take in the view of England’s highest mountain range at over 3100ft.
  • Irton Road – Stop off and explore the old Lakeland village of Eskdale Green.
  • The Green – More wildlife and walks.
  • Fisherground Halt – Great if you are camping here.
  • Beckfoot – There’s a 3 mile family-friendly walk to Dalegarth.
  • Dalegarth for Boot – There’s a number of walks from here, from a short stroll into Boot village, to a 7 mile walk to Hardknott Roman Fort.

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Fares

The journey takes about 40 minutes each way, but you may wish to stop off at one the above halts to make a longer day of it.

Here were the prices when we last checked.  Please check their website for the latest prices and times.

  • Adult Return (unlimited travel for the day, plus line guide) – £12.60
  • Child Return (ages 5-15, unlimited travel and scratch card game) – £6.30
  • Children under 5 are free.
  • Family Return (2 adults and 2 children) – £33.40
Single fares are also available, as well as a 5 day pass.
If you wish to incorporate as part of a bike tour, then cycles must be pre-booked, and are £3.50 per journey.

Getting in Touch with Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Here's how you can get in contact with Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Website

[email protected]


01229 717 171

Where to find Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Sat Nav Postcode: CA18 1SW

Latitude: 54.3567963, Longitude: -3.4092817

Click here for directions

Ravenglass, Cumbria.

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