“La’al Ratty”: The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
A miniature steam railway, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway starts at the beautiful coastal village of Ravenglass and travels through one of the most tranquil valleys in the Lake District, Eskdale. Affectionately known as “La’al Ratty”, the railway was first built in 1875 and was saved from ruin in the 1960s. It travels on a single track for most of the route, from which you can almost touch the trees and stone walls as you rattle along. With glimpses of some of the highest mountains in England, you can view the stunning scenery from open or closed apartments. From each of the stations (one of which is the upturned hull of a rowing boat) you can take a short stroll to intriguingly named places such as Giggle Alley (with a Japanese garden), head to higher and longer walks and climbs if you are feeling energetic, or simply enjoy the lovely food in the cafés and family-friendly pubs at the end of the line.
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