24th August & 14th September 2013
The Statesman travels around the Cumbrian Coast, probably the most stunningly beautiful scenic coastal line in England through an area steeped in maritime history with spectacular views of the Lake District Mountains and the wide panoramic expanse of Morecambe Bay on the journey to Ravenglass. Leaving the main line at Carnforth we depart past the ‘Brief Encounter’ Refreshment Room made famous in the classic 1945 movie, after picking up speed we pass Silverdale and cross the first of the two spectacular viaducts over the River Kent at Arnside with stunning views across Morecambe Bay. Continuing through the Victorian resort of Grange-over-Sands and Ulverston we continue across the Furness peninsula where the views of the Irish Sea and Lakeland Mountains are truly spectacular before arriving at the pretty coastal hamlet of Ravenglass. Please note the Lakelander Carriages will be hauled by a diesel engine.
For full details of all Statesman excursions please go to www.statesmanrail.com
Passengers alighting from the Lakelander will be met by a member of staff from the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and directed the short distance from the mainline station onto La’al Ratty.
Pause and visit the “Turntable Café” on Platform 1 at Ravenglass for refreshments, watch the engines on the turntable and soak up the atmosphere, before boarding one of our own trains. If the anticipation of riding our Railway is just too much, you may prefer to head ‘up the line’ straight away!
The Statesman and Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway experience is truly magnificent; a fantastic way to explore the beauty of this picturesque part of England.