Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Attractions and Activities further out


01229 717171


Ravenglass CA18 1SW, UK


Place Description

Known affectionately as La’al Ratty meaning ‘little railway’ in olde Cumbrian dialect, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England.

The heritage steam engines transport passengers from the picturesque coastal village of Ravenglass, to Dalegarth for Boot some 210ft above sea level, where England’s highest mountains form the backdrop. The line is seven miles long with a journey time of 40 minutes each way.

Choose from a covered, half open, or open top carriage, or take the opportunity to upgrade your journey to either first class or our Pullman observation carriage known as ‘Joan’. Dogs are welcome on board all the trains (except in the Pullman observation carriage, plus some of the buildings.) A small charge applies.

There are great walks on offer from either end of the line as well as from the seven intermediate request stops. At both Ravenglass and Dalegarth for Boot stations, you’ll find a café and gift shop.

Please visit our website for more information. We look forward to welcoming you.

Working Hours

09.00 - 17.00
09.00 - 17.00
09.00 - 17.00