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The best accessible days out in the north west

Walls Drive Trail and Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway, Cumbria

Eskdale Steam Railway Credit David Mart
Eskdale Steam Railway Credit: David Mart

The only coastal village in the Lake District, Ravenglass is a peaceful haven away from the busier tourist hotspots of the area. From the car park there is a smooth half-mile trail past Eskdale Steam Railway to the Roman ruins of Glannoventa, once a huge fort. The Bath House that remains is one of the largest existing Roman structures in England.

Ravenglass village itself is small and accessible, with smooth, level roads and pavements throughout. To see more of the area take a trip on the heritage steam railway, one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England. The journey, which takes 40 minutes each way, travels through seven miles of stunning scenery, encompassing England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range.

For details visit ravenglass-railway.co.uk

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Carmel Thomason
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Written by Carmel Thomason