Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Lake District Underpainting

Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

Overview

Travel for seven miles from a delightful coastal village, through two glorious valleys to the foot of England’s highest mountains.

Visit the Railway website

What makes it special

  • Travel 7 mines through valleys at the foot of the Lake District mountains
  • Enjoy a day with steam

Opening Times

From mid-March to start of November, plus spring half-term week, weekends in December, and Christmas holiday (not Christmas Day & Boxing Day)

Hostels nearby

YHA Eskdale Distant View

YHA Eskdale

YHA Exclusive Hire
Camping and Cabins
Garden / grounds

Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW

Map references

OS Map: 89 & 96

OS Grid Ref: SD085964

Lat/Lng: 54.355739, -3.408276

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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Relaxing swim in Wast Water

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The hostel grounds run down to the lakeshore. Paddling, canoeing and kayaking are available on the lake, a stones throw from the hostel door, just remember to bring your own equipment.

Packhorse Bridge in Wasdale

Walking and Rambling in Wasdale

Spectacular classic walks for all abilities on the doorstep. There's options suitable for everyone from wheelchair users right up to technical navigational high mountain walks.

Eskdale Mill

Eskdale Mill

1 mile The mill with its historic working machinery, is one of the oldest water powered corn mills in England.

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For those with energy to burn, and a certain amount of experience, there is the trickier mountain route into the neighbouring valley of Wasdale and coming back to the hostel by Burnmoor into Wasdale v

Walking and Rambling in Eskdale

Walking and Rambling in Eskdale

If you fancy a challenge then try the high peaks of Scafell, Scafell Pike, Bowfell and Harter Fell just a stone's throw from the hostel door.

Cycling, road racing

Cycling in Eskdale

The fantastic Hardknott Pass circuit takes you over one of the highest and hardest cycle passes in Britain, then cycle down the Duddon Valley and return to the hostel via Birker Moor.

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Rock climbing

Climbing in Wasdale

Follow in the footsteps of the Abraham brothers and climb to the top of Napes Needle - a classic hard/severe climb with stunning mountainside views straight down to Wasdale.

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

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Ennerdale Lake and Valley

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cycling

Cycling in Ennerdale

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.

Mountain bikers cycling over hill to sunset

Mountain biking in Ennerdale

Situated alongside moderately graded forest roads, the hostel also has easy access to the lanes and B roads of West Cumbria.

Cycling in Black Sail

Cycling in Black Sail

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.