Cream Tea and Steam Experience
Enjoy a beautiful 14 mile return journey and a delicious cream tea at Dalegarth Café presented in the Eskdale Room. Your cream tea includes a selection of sandwiches (filling choices: ham, cheese, egg mayo, and tuna mayo), home-baked fruit scones with butter, jam and clotted cream, served with tea or coffee. One return journey only on scheduled services is included.
Cream Tea Timetable
Ravenglass Depart: 11.25; Cream Tea Sitting: 12.15; Dalegarth Depart: 14.10
Ravenglass Depart: 12.50; Cream Tea Sitting: 13.45; Dalegarth Depart: 15.10
Ravenglass Depart: 13.50; Cream Tea Sitting: 15.00; Dalegarth Depart: 16.30
'Cream Tea, Steam & Sparkle'
Why not add a little sparkle and upgrade to add a mini bottle of Prosecco for two persons for just an extra £10.00 (£5 per person).
About Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of England’s oldest, longest and most scenic narrow gauge railways, and home to the world’s oldest narrow gauge steam engine, River Irt, built in 1894.
It’s a journey that will delight guests of all ages. Join us as we journey from Ravenglass - the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park - across the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops, to Dalegarth for Boot station which sits in view of England’s highest mountains.
Relax and enjoy this spectacular journey no matter what the weather, with a choice of cosy covered, half open, or open top carriages for your comfort.
Located at both ends of the line are cafes and gift shops with free Wi-Fi, outdoor playgrounds for our younger guests, and plenty of cycle trails and lovely walks to discover. Documented in his booklet, ‘Walks from Ratty’, the journey was much loved by renowned fell walker Alfred Wainwright. The booklet is available to purchase in our railway gift shops and online.
The Turntable Café at Ravenglass and Fellbites Café at Dalegarth serve a range of hot and cold drinks, a selection of sandwiches, locally sourced pies and cakes, and full meals made to order, as well as takeaway options.
In the Ravenglass Gift Shop or Scafell Gift Shop at Dalegarth, pick up a memento of your trip, from handy items for the home to gifts and railway memorabilia.
At Ravenglass, take a step back in time and explore the fascinating Ravenglass Railway Museum, which tells the story of the railway through displays, artefacts, steam locomotives and interactive features. Entry to the museum is free, however, donations are welcome and go towards maintaining and developing the museum for everyone to enjoy.
Also at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
There are electric bike charging points at both Dalegarth and Ravenglass stations.
Our free commentary mobile app provides information about the main rail route, as well as walking trails from a number of the stops along the way.
Both Ravenglass and Dalegarth stations have private function rooms and catering facilities which are ideal for private functions, parties and conferences.
|Season (1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
* Open daily in February half term, from mid-March until November, then weekends and Santa specials in December. Open from Boxing Day through the New Year period.
Cream Tea and Steam Experiences are available from mid-March to 31st October.
Please see our website for more detailed information.
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.
BY ROAD From M6 junction 36 follow the brown Western Lake District signs to Broughton-in-Furness, passing Newby Bridge on the A590 and turning right at Greenodd onto the A5092. From Broughton follow the A595 to Silecroft T junction (turn right) and beyond. From M6 junction 40 follow the brown Western Lake District signs past Keswick and Bassenthwaite Lake on the A66 towards Cockermouth. Turn left at the Cockermouth roundabout onto the A5086. Follow the A5086 to Egremont where it joins the A595. Turn left for Ravenglass following the A595. From Ambleside and Coniston, consider using the A593 passing through Torver before arriving at Broughton. From Windermere and Bowness take the A592 to Newby Bridge. Various scenic routes offer spectacular journeys. From the central lakes consider the dramatic Wrynose and Hardknott passes route to Eskdale but be aware of the 1-in-three ascents and descents, single track road and hairpin bends. Also look for Birker Fell, and the Corney Fell options on ordnance survey maps. Post Code CA18 1SW for Ravenglass Station Post Code CA19 1TF for Dalegarth for Boot Station
Leave the car behind and visit us by rail from Lancaster and Morecambe, Grange-over-Sands, Windermere, Preston, Carlisle and Oxenholme the Lake District - all key holiday destinations. Regular Northern trains travel on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line between Carlisle, Whitehaven and Barrow calling at Ravenglass every day except Sunday. Save money with a through ticket: £4.00 off the normal combined adult fair, £2.00 off the child fare with even greater savings for railcard holders. You can buy these from station ticket offices or from conductors on the train.
For more details on timetable and fare information visit the Northern Rail website or call 08457 48 49 50
Accessible by Public Transport: Ravenglass station is 0 miles away.
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