Cycling in Ravenglass and the Eskdale Valley

Explore the Eskdale countryside by bike and enjoy the many scenic Lake District cycling routes. Check out our handy information below to get the most out of your combined cycle and steam train adventure.

  • Please note that bicycles must be pre-booked onto your chosen train and can't join or leave at intermediate stations
  • Each train has one carriage designed to carry bicycles with space for 4-6 bikes but wheelchairs take priority
  • Please call 01229 717171 to book bicycles and wheelchairs onto the train at least 24-hours before departure
  • Bicycles are charged at £4.00 per single journey


Biking the Eskdale Trail

The 8½-mile (14km) Eskdale Trail is a fully way-marked cycle route. It starts from Dalegarth for Boot station, through Eskdale away from cars, to the coast at Ravenglass. The terrain can be bumpy in places. Therefore, we would recommend that this route is suitable for experienced cyclists. 

To join the trail, travel by train to Dalegarth for Boot station with your bike and follow the way-markers from the station to return via the trail. This will bring you back to the car park at Ravenglass.

Cycle route one