Explore the Western Lake District and Cumbria Coast

There is plenty to do in Eskdale! If you have booked your tickets for a steam train ride and want to make the most of your visit, look no further. Whether you enjoy exploring historic attractions, eating local food, walking the Eskdale trail, visiting waterfalls , cycling, or simply watching our steam engines, there really is something for everyone. Our suggestions below will help you to plan an unforgettable day out in the Western Lake District that will delight all the family. 

There's no charge for making priceless 'great memories' ! 

Walks around Ravenglass, the Lake District


Take a relaxing walk from one of our stations to appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the Eskdale countryside. This activity is ideal for those seeking a dog-friendly day out!

Cycling routes around Ravenglass, the Lake District


Combine a visit to the railway with exploring Eskdale's fantastic cycle routes! Pre-book your bike onto a train and enjoy a cycling day out with a difference.

Explore the culture and heritage of Ravenglass and the Western Lake District

Heritage and culture

Ravenglass and Eskdale have a rich cultural and Roman heritage. The railway is located within two UNESCO World Heritage sites, so there is lots to discover.

Wildlife and nature activities in Ravenglass, Eskdale and the Western Lake District

Wildlife and nature

Both the coast at Ravenglass and the Eskdale countryside are great places to spot wildlife, including some of the UK’s rarest species. The whole area is a haven for nature lovers.