The eastern terminus of the Lake District’s old and longest heritage narrow-gauge steam railway, join us on a seven mile journey through history and the beautiful Western Lake District, as we travel behind an historic engine up to our main western station at Ravenglass.
Best known as the eastern terminus of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway which begins its journey seven miles away on the coast at Ravenglass, Dalegarth Station is open to the public in its own right as a shop, cafe and information centre, for those travelling over Hardknott and Wrynose Passes to begin their journey at the eastern end of the line and for locals for those staying in Eskdale.
Fellbites Cafe at Dalegarth is justly popular as a drop-in and serves breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and grab-and-go packed lunches for those on the go, plus takeaway fish and chips on Fish’n’Chip Train nights!
The Scafell Gift Shop has a wide range of railway souvenirs and general giftware, as well as maps, guides and books. Our Visitor Services staff are always ready to advise visitors whether arriving by train, by bike, on foot or by car and can help you make the most of your visit to beautiful Eskdale. In the ground floor of the station is an exhibition about our local area, well worth a browse.
The station is the starting point for the Eskdale Trail, running back down Eskdale to Ravenglass – a bike trail but also a pleasant walk.
Dalegarth is the venue for many of the railway’s special events, not all of which require a train journey and which include activity days and guided walks. See the main Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway website for events and information.