As you know I have a passion for all things ‘steam’, and a holiday would not be complete without a visit to a railway. For this holiday we decided to visit the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway even though it was a long way from the holiday cottage.
We decided to board the train at Eskdale and travel to Ravenglass and back. Eskdale is a bit remote and the road there was barely wide enough for two cars and very windy. It is also very steep in places and mum was worried about the signs that said it was a 25% slope. But the car did us proud and got us there. The views from the road were stunning as you could see a long way, to the mountains in the distance.
The train is a narrow gauge railway running both steam and diesel locomotives. The staff were very helpful getting me and my chair on and off the trains. The journey was through forests and fields with sheep and cows in them along a twisty track.
We made use of the café and shop at both ends of the line, where I bought some pin badges of the locomotives.
I had a very nice Cumberland sausage hot dog for lunch in Ravenglass and an ice cream on our return to Eskdale which was very nice.
After we got back to the cottage we nipped up the road to the Cross Keys pub for tea where I can recommend the “sizzlers”.Click the picture to see some more photos.