Get back to nature at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

What better way to watch the rich biodiversity of Cumbrian wildlife than on board our heritage trains? Keep an eye out for buzzards and red squirrels en route! As our little steam engines travel from Ravenglass across tidal Barrow Marsh, watch closely for oystercatchers, curlews, and ringed plovers too. 

The Eskdale Valley showcases nature at its very best, with a wealth of wildlife and striking physical features, as well as a variety of insects and butterflies. The spectacular peaks and beautiful waterfalls are created by the sparkling River Esk which starts high in the mountains and winds its way dramatically to the sea. There is so much to discover on your journey, keep your eyes peeled and let us know what you spot!

Anne's Walk and Stanley Ghyll Force waterfall

Anne's Walk is a lovely easy walking route that takes you along a section of the River Esk. Relax as you take in the beauty and variety of the landscape and listen to the natural rhythm of the river, birds, and wildlife. The ever-changing views of the surrounding crags and fells are truly stunning. 

This circular walk starts from Dalegarth for Boot station and is named in memory of Anne Stanley of Dalegarth Hall. You can also head to Stanley Ghyll Force waterfall from here too. 

Stanley Ghyll Force is a high waterfall that drops into a deep gorge and can be accessed via a series of narrow footbridges and a path that winds through ancient woodland. The flora and fauna are superb with an abundance of mosses and ferns. 

Anne's walk, a beautiful woodland route in Eskdale, the Western Lake District