Just a short walk from here past two village Inns, is the Eskdale Corn Mill, one of the oldest working water mills in England with a recorded history dating back to 1294, the Mill is open at limited times but you are welcome to walk around and view the Wheel. Across the way down the old ‘Corpse Road’ is St Catherine’s Church, The road is appropriately named after its previous use as the route that carried coffins from nearby Wasdale for burial here. The present church dates from the 14th century, although there has been a church on site from 600AD. Whilst walking around the churchyard look out for the ornate headstone of Tommy Dobson, a famous Eskdale huntsman.
The Fellbites cafe upper floor overlooks the main platform so you can watch the engines back and forth whilst enjoying FREE Wi-Fi and a treat from the traditional seasonal menu, with daily specials in the height of season. Our fully licensed Fellbites cafe even has its own on-site bakery for those tempting home baked treats. The cafe is open every day of the scheduled timetable. Please note opening times for hot food. Dogs are welcome in the lower floor of the cafe.
Endulge in a wide array of gifts to suit all budgets, from everyday things you might need on your holidays, a momento of your holiday with our branded railway gift range.
There is an extensive childrens outdoor play area complete with its own train located outside Dalegarth Station. The play equipment is suitable for a variety of ages but please do not leave children unsupervised in this area. Dogs are not permitted within the fenced area. There are picnic benches around the fence boundary.
Many walks start from our station, including the family friendly route to Stanley Ghyll Force, a 60 foot high waterfall and a favourite spot of Alfred Wainwright. All routes are well signposted with Girder Bridge, St Catherines Church and The Old Railway line within easy distance. For those wishing to explore a little further, take the "Coffin Trail" to Wasdale or follow in the footsteps of Romans and explore the ruins of Hardknott Fort.
For those who enjoy exploring by bike, the Eskdale Trail, an 8½ mile cycling route, starts from our car park and goes down the valley ending at Ravenglass. Please pre book your cycle onto the train if you are starting a one way journey.
Traditional Lakeland Inns within ten minutes walk from Dalegarth Station such as Brook House Inn and The Boot Inn. At the height of season the Mill and Post Office/Gift Shop are open but please ask our staff at the station on the day as opening times/days vary.