Be green and leave the car behind. With great links to Northern Rail mainline passengers and exclusive tours with Statesman Rail “The Lakelander” not only do you save money but reduce your carbon footprint too! For group travel even better news leave the "Coach" at home. Groups residing in Grange over Sands and Carlisle have an option to use the Northern Rail service direct to Ravenglass, for more information and group rates contact the specialist Northern rail team on 0845 124 3345 or email email@example.com
Why not leave the car at home and sit back and soak up the fantastic Lake District scenery by bus? From the 4th May - 29th September 2013 you will be able to visit us at the Railway by the X33 Bus Service.
The service departs from Ambleside and journeys through the Central and Western Lakes, stopping at Skelwith Bridge, Yew Tree Tarn, Coniston, Broughton-in-Furness, Duddon Bridge, Hallthwaites, Bootle, Muncaster & Ravenglass. Further information on visiting us by bus will be uploaded shortly.
Click here to download the X33 Leaflet and Timetable.
For information on journeying to us by train go to our 'Visit by Rail' page.
It is now even more economical and environmentally friendly to visit the Railway, especially if you have an electric vehicle! At our Dalegarth-for-Boot Station we have a free-to-use electric car charge point, so you can enjoy your day out with us, safe in the knowledge that you are saving your pennies and saving the planet!
Visitors to the area can now get outdoors and explore the beauty of the Western Lakes with electric bicycle hire from nearby Muncaster Castle. There are eight designated electric bike charging points throughout the Western Lakes, including points at Ravenglass and Dalegarth Stations. For more information the West Cumbria Electric Bicycle Network, please click here.
Five days greener travel for the price of three, with our extra Ratty Rover Bonus Pass. It has special offers at our cafes too! For more information call us or ask at the ticket desk. We will refund the difference of your first visit if you decided to sign up later.
What better way to watch the rich biodiversity of wildlife in the area than onboard our tranquil little journey. Keep an eye out for Buzzards, Red Squirrels en route and as our little steam engines travel from Ravenglass across tidal Barrow Marsh, keep an eye out for Oyster Catchers and Ringed Plovers. Why not visit the new natural tourism website for Cumbria, Wildzone - to find out more about the County's wildlife and wild places.
As a company we have also been promoters of conservation projects in the Lake District, with donation schemes alongside books sales such as Walks from Ratty going towards footpath projects in the local area to help preserve this fragile environment for future generations to enjoy.
We sponsor our little red friends in lots of ways. It a sad fact that our native species is in decline and only clings onto a few pockets in England today. But, you can help us to help them by purchasing one of our Save our Squirrels products in our gift shops, watch out for the SOS symbols, a percentage of sales from this merchandise goes towards this charity to help provide protection for the Red squirrels in Cumbria.