Posted 15th May 2019
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway today hosted a group of 12 international travel agents from India as part of the annual ExploreGB travel and tourism event.
Accompanied by Shuja Mehdi from VisitBritain India and Blue Badge Guide Sue Wardle, the group were enjoying a packed itinerary showcasing the highlights of the Lake District accentuated by the glorious spring sunshine. Arriving by coach at Ravenglass the group were welcomed by Lisa Braithwaite from the Railway where they boarded La’al Ratty pulled by steam locomotive River Esk to travel up the line to Dalegarth Station. Then on foot, the group walked the short distance to take a look at the village of Boot and the outside of Eskdale Mill, which is due to open to the public following a restoration work later in the year. Back at Dalegarth Station the group had a coffee or sampled local ice cream, boarding the train for the return journey to Ravenglass where there was time for a selfie on the foot plate with the driver, before travelling into central Lakes to experience the new Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, then departing Cumbria for Liverpool. Last Monday another ExploreGB group of Indian tourism representatives visited Muncaster Castle in Ravenglass as part of their itinerary.