Iconic attraction to feature on primetime TV

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway will take centre stage on primetime TV when presenters Matt Baker and Anita Rani head to the Western Lake District for this weekend’s episode of Countryfile.

Regarded as one of the UK’s best-loved heritage attractions, the railway runs from Ravenglass to Dalegarth Station near Boot in the Eskdale Valley and will feature in the programme being screened this Sunday 14 April 2024.

Filming has already taken place for the episode, which saw a film crew explore the station at Ravenglass, including a sneak peek behind the scenes to see how the engines work.

Stuart Ross, General Manager (Visitor Experience), Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, says: “What a pleasure to welcome Countryfile to the railway. It was a fantastic opportunity not only to showcase some of our unique heritage engines, but also to inspire people about a car-free alternative to exploring some of the country’s most epic countryside. We’re all looking forward to tuning in on Sunday night!”

The episode will also feature an exploration of the Western’s Lake District’s epic landscape, including interviews with a local farmer and a group of wild swimmers.

The programme will be screened on BBC One at 6pm on Sunday 14 April and will be available on BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast.



Notes to Editors:

Images: BBC Countryfile film at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

For further information and hi-res imagery, contact:

Heather Sewell, hsewell@cumbriatourism.org / 01539 825002.