Pop impresario and avid steam enthusiast Pete Waterman opened our new Visitor Centre in 2007 and from there we have gone from strength-to-strength culminating in the autumn of 2009 with the arrival of our children’s play area which was opened by HRH Princess Alexandra. There are cycle racks located outside the main building and blue badge parking in the main car park.
Upstairs at Dalegarth and level with the platform we have:
Our modern premises seat 60 people at any one time, while there are further tables available in the Eskdale Room which can be reserved for groups, children's parties or celebratory occasions. Fellbites serves everything from hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes made on the premises, to full meals made to order. Wherever possible our chefs use local ingredients to ensure a taste of Lakeland with a sprinkling of flair.
Fellbites is open whenever trains are running... Call us for more information on 01229 717171.
Care and time has been put into the selection of an inspirational range of gifts and mementoes for all the family. We have pocket money lines and bigger toys for children and nursery gifts for babies, while our stocks include a fair complement of character merchandise too.
For the ladies we have gifts for the home, and great lines for a little holiday self indulgence – handbags in canvas and leather and a modern take on ornaments immediately spring to mind – while our stylish and colourful casual rainwear ensures that you’ll never get caught out.
For the rest of the family we’ve a great range of Lake District books, including our own exclusive Wainwright ‘Walks from Ratty’, not to mention new railway mementoes for a wider audience.
Visit our event pages for information on our Christmas Shopping late opening weekend.
Downstairs from Fellbites Eatery and the Scafell Gift Shop - but level with our car park - is Dalegarth’s Eskdale Room; ideal for pre-booked functions catering for up to 100 people, coach groups, or as an overspill to Fellbites Eatery. The Eskdale Room guarantees that on a rainy day – not that there are many in the Western Lake District – there is ample shelter with things to do on hand.
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 Dalegarth Station. For more information on the West Cumbria Electric Bicycle Network, please click here.
There are many cycle trails to explore from our Dalegarth terminus.
Opened by HRH Princess Alexander our new activity play area at Dalegarth has already proved a great hit with the children as the photograph shows. Literally somewhere for the little ones to let off steam!