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Lake District Steam Train Trip and Cream Tea for Two

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Head out on one of the oldest narrow-gauge railways in England for a scenic 14-mile return journey through the beautiful Eskdale Valley along the foothills of some of Englands highest mountains, and top-up your energy levels with a cream tea at either end of your trip with this Lake District Vintage Steam Train Trip and Cream Tea for Two.

Having just celebrated its 102nd birthday as a 15in railway, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway has a whole heap of history running along its seven miles of surprisingly tiny tracks. Small tracks means small engines, and your covered or open-top carriages will be pulled by one of four small and highly capable narrow-gauge locomotives, one of which was first built all the way back in 1894!

Youll be able to soak in spectacular scenery across the Scafell range, Ravenglass Estuary and Eskdale Valley on your 40 minute journey, with lots of local wildlife to look out for as you wind up and down along the rivers Esk and Mite. At either end of your journey from Ravenglass to Dalegarth (and back) you can enjoy a cream tea for two (sandwiches and scones with tea/coffee) in the Turntable or Fellbites Cafes.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a 14 mile return steam train journey through the Lake District on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
  • One of Englands longest and oldest narrow-gauge railways
  • Travel through the Eskdale Valley, Ravenglass Estuary and the foot of the Scafell Range
  • Look out for local wildlife and breathe in the Lake District air on an open-top or closed carriage
  • Refresh with a cream tea in the Turntable or Fellbites Cafe
  • Experience gift pack
  • Cancellation indemnity

What happens on the day?

On arrival at the Ravenglass or Dalegarth Terminus youll get your tickets at the office before boarding your train. While every effort is made to provide a steam train for most journeys, occasionally a diesel engine will be provided to ensure the trains all run on time. A single journey takes 40 minutes, and at either end youre free to explore the cafes, gift shops and local area before returning to where you started.

Theres also a cream tea to enjoy in either the Turntable or Fellbites Cafe, with finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam and your choice of tea or coffee, an ideal accompaniment to some Lake District sightseeing.


Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue

Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date

Participant guidelines

Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult

The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary


This experience is available seven days a week. Please check timetable for opening hours of scheduled services. Cream Tea can be taken before or after the train journey.

Please note - July and August are peak times of the season and availability is very limited.

We recommend you book at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please state cafe of choice and any dietary requirements on booking.

You should allow between 4 and 5 hours for the whole experience.

What about insurance?

The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

How it works

All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and well send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience


Cumbria - Ravenglass

Please Note: If you're purchasing a NEW Experience you will be entitled to the validity stated within this description. If/when you are within 3 months of the voucher expiry date and there are still restrictions in place, Virgin Experience Days are offering free extensions to allow the customer to use at a later date. They are reviewing this regularly in line with Government advice and updates.

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