As you travel up the line, keep your eyes peeled for greylag geese, curlew, shelduck, red squirrels and buzzards. There are enchanting walks between and starting from the seven intermediate request stops. The journey was one of Alfred Wainwright's favourites and was immortalised in his 'Walks from Ratty', and ‘Britain’s Favourite View'.
On arrival at Dalegarth, there is something for everyone, with a café serving homemade treats and a gift shop with plenty of pocket money gifts. The station offers stunning views of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. There are also many trails and walks to explore in this beautiful corner of the Lake District National Park. The Eskdale Mill is a must-see at Boot village, just a five-minute walk away.