Group Tours at Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

We have a fantastic range of group tour options to suit all itineraries and budgets. Any tour that is booked with us can be personalised to your requirements. We work with our trusted partners in the Lake District National Park to be able to offer a large variety of add on options.

Organised tour groups of ten or more people qualify for our group fares; available for advanced bookings only. Tour guides and essential companions travel free. All group tours must be booked directly with us in advance and can either be paid for in advance (requires a credit application) or paid for on the day of travel.

Steam to the Hills Tour

A return steam departure from Ravenglass with an option of either an immediate return journey from Dalegarth for Boot station or time to alight at the station. The second option allows you to enjoy the facilities, pre-book lunch, or explore Boot Village and visit England’s oldest working Watermill. 

The single journey time is approximately 40 minutes from Ravenglass to Dalegarth. Single journeys are available on request.

£9.50 per adult (return journey)

Add a Ravenglass Railway Museum guided tour for just £4 per person

Dalegarth turntable in the foreground with the fells as a backdrop

VIP Steam to the Hills Tour

A return steam departure in one of the First Class carriages from Ravenglass with an option of either an immediate return journey from Dalegarth for Boot station or alight at the station, enjoy the facilities and pre-book lunch. 

The single journey time is approximately 40 minutes from Ravenglass to Dalegarth.

£19.50 pp (return journey)

Add a Museum guided tour for just £4 per person

First Class Carriage at Dalegarth

Steam on the Wild Side with Muncaster Castle

A return steam departure from Ravenglass combined with a visit to Muncaster Castle and Gardens. The Castle is less than a ten-minute drive from Ravenglass and makes for a fabulous day out. Don't forget to take in their bird of prey display too!

£19.00 per adult

£12.00 per child (ages 5-15)

Free for children under 5 years old

First-class fare: £30 per adult

Barn Owl at Muncaster Castle

One Happy Family

A combined fare with our sister attraction, Ullswater Steamers. The tour includes a one-hour single journey seven-mile cruise on Ullswater from either Pooley Bridge or Glenridding piers and a return steam trip on the railway from Ravenglass station. The tours do not have to be taken on the same day. 

£18.00 pp

Combined fare with our sister attraction, Ullswater 'Steamers'

Festive Steam to the Hills

This is a group tour offering a full festive experience and is ideal for those seeking unique Christmas party ideas. The experience begins with a welcome drink at Ravenglass followed by a return steam train journey in one of our beautiful premium carriages. 

Upon arrival at Dalegarth, a light lunch of soup with a warm roll followed by a mince pie topped with brandy cream will be served. On your return to Ravenglass, meet our friendly guide for a museum tour to complete the experience.

Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays in December only. Limited availability. Minimum capacity 30 passengers.

£22.50 pp

Festive train with snowy backdrop

Little Extras

  • Upgrade First Class Observation Carriage – single journey £5.00 pp
  • Upgrade First Class Carriage – single journey £4.00 pp
  • Ravenglass Railway Museum guided tour £4.00 pp
  • Pre-order picnic boxes and cream teas - prices on request 
  • Private charter trains for groups - prices on request
Interior of Joan Observation Carriage

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