"The La?al Ratty Railway" Top 5 Page for this destination Cumbria Things to Do Tip by into-thin-air

Cumbria Things to Do: 84 reviews and 268 photos

by into-thin-air
  • - Cumbria
  • Train Pulls into Dalegarth Terminus - Cumbria
      Train Pulls into Dalegarth Terminus
    by into-thin-air
  • The La'al Ratty - Cumbria
      The La'al Ratty
    by into-thin-air
  • Train Pulling into Dalegarth Terminus - Cumbria
      Train Pulling into Dalegarth Terminus
    by into-thin-air
  • Rob and Marianne "Day out on Ratty" - Cumbria
      Rob and Marianne "Day out on Ratty"
    by into-thin-air

I have had a few emails asking me what there is to do in Cumbria / The Lake district If you aren?t into hill walking or the weather is wet so the following few tips are intended to give you a few ideas

The La?al Ratty Railway (Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway)

This is an Excellent family day out, You can either do a return trip from Ravenglass to Dalegarth (Or visa versa) or combine it with a walk.
Opened in 1875 to bring iron ore to the Furness Railway and the following year began carrying passengers with the railway having a rather unsettled background. When the iron ore trade went into decline and with the line having financial problems the granite quarries were opened in the area to provide traffic for the line. Then these also eventually closed and the railway is now passenger only
Tickets are reasonably priced and the scenery is excellent.
Often you are hauled by a stream engine.
Give it a go :-) You Won?t be disappointed !!

For More details see the attached web-site

Other attractions close by Ravenglass include Muncaster Castle

Website: http://www.ravenglass-railway.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Jun 10, 2015
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments (3)

into-thin-air Was Born Here!


“The Best People you Meet, You Meet on the Road !!!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 3 2
Forum Rank:
0 0 0 8 2

Have you been to Cumbria?

  Share Your Travels