Our High Adventure tour can take you there!
Since 1875, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway has connected the mines of the Eskdale valley with the former strategic Roman port of Ravenglass. Originally built to a 3ft gauge, it was re-gauged in 1915 by famous model maker Bassett-Lowke. La’al Ratty, its local nickname, means “little railway” in olde Cumbrian dialect.
Today, the Railway is an award winning heritage visitor attraction and Lake District icon, living up to its “must do” reputation for all ages. Their heritage steam engines transport passengers from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Lake District National Park, to Dalegarth for Boot some 210ft above sea level. The seven mile journey from coast to mountain traverses the nature reserves of the Ravenglass estuary before ascending through ancient woodlands towards the foothills of England’s highest Mountains, the Scafell range. En route keep your eyes peeled for Greylag Geese, Curlew, Shelduck, Red Squirrels and Buzzards.
Mountain Goat's High Adventure tour sees you get on at Dalegarth and travel upto Irton Road where your Driver/Guide will meet you. Cosy covered and open top carriages provide the best of comfort and views as you travel up the line. And with the introduction of a brand new 1st Class Observation Carriage, you can upgrade and travel in true luxury!
When arriving at Dalegarth there is something for everyone, with Fellbites Café serving homemade treats, a gift shop with plenty of pocket money gifts as well as great trails and walks to explore in this beautiful corner of the Lake District National Park.