Posted 17th November 2017
Those looking for something fun, fabulous or family-focused to do during the Twixmas period can get outdoors and blow the Christmas cobwebs away, if they enjoy an idyllic day out with the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.
The narrow gauge railway, whose seven-mile line runs from the Lake District coast at Ravenglass, to Dalegarth station in the shadow of England’s highest mountains, will be running services between December 26 and 31 and then again on January 1 and 2.
This is a perfect opportunity to get out of the house, enjoying some of Cumbria’s most amazing scenery, whilst breathing in its fresh, clean air.
There is a host of wildlife that could be spotted, from oystercatchers on the tidal estuary, to red squirrels in the woodland through which you will journey. You can also drink in the sights of imposing fells one minute, and hidden and mysterious valleys the next.
Those wishing to work off the Christmas calories can take a walk at Ravenglass and perhaps visit its Roman bathhouse, or opt to take a stroll around the village of Boot. Those wishing to go further on foot can take longer walks from Dalegarth, or request a stop-off at another station en route and follow a fabulous winter walk from there. Good footwear and warm and weatherproof clothing will be needed, but if weather conditions are good, it could be a highlight of the Twixmas break.
There will be warming and home made food available in both cafes, as well as cold snacks, cakes and refreshments and, if you have any Christmas pennies to spend, the two gift shops have lots to tempt.
Just make sure you take a camera or camera phone on your 14-mile return journey, as you should capture some great scenic and family shots for your Christmas & New Year 2017 album.
Tickets bought online cost £12.70 for an adult return, £6.35 for a child aged 5-15 and nothing for under-5s. A family of two adults and two children can travel on a family ticket costing £36.
Head to www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk to buy your tickets and enjoy a Twixmas treat!