Just a short walk from here past two village Inns, is the Eskdale Mill, one of the oldest working water mills in England with a recorded history dating back to 1294, the Mill is open after a Heritage Lottery funded restoration project. 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 Café upper floor overlooks the main platform so you can watch the engines go back and forth whilst enjoying FREE Wi-Fi and a treat from our traditional menu, with daily specials in the height of the season. Our fully licensed café even has its own on-site bakery for those tempting home-baked treats. Our café is open every day of the scheduled timetable, however, please note serving times for hot food. Dogs are welcome in the lower floor of the café building.
Indulge in a wide array of gifts to suit all budgets. From everyday things you might need on your day out to a memento of your holiday or pocket money souvenirs for the children, we really do have something for everyone!
Outdoor Play Area
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 remember to pre-book your bicycle onto the train as space is limited. You can do this by calling us on 01229 717171.
Traditional Lakeland Inns within ten minutes walk from Dalegarth Station such as Brook House Inn and The Boot Inn. At the height of the season the Post Office/Gift Shop are open but please ask our staff at the station on the day as opening times/days vary.