La’al Ratty Returning

Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

The La’al Ratty will be re-opening on Thursday 30th July, this can be accessed via the Ravenglass railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line.

Tickets will be available to purchase online week commencing 27th July, visit the website to find out when they are live.

A visit to their railway will be a little different when you return, but only to ensure the safety and well-being of customers, staff and the local community.

Customers MUST book online before visiting the attraction and will be required to wear a face covering whilst on board and requested to keep them on while on site.

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England, known affectionately as La’al Ratty meaning “little railway“ in olde Cumbrian dialect. It was 105 years ago in April 1913 that the original 3ft line closed and in 1915 the new 15in La’al Ratty was born. Heritage steam engines transport passengers from Ravenglass, the only coastal village located in two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Lake District National Park and Frontiers of the Roman Empire Hadrians Wall, to Dalegarth for Boot some 210ft above sea level.

The line is seven miles long with a journey time of 40 minutes each way offering spectacular views over the estuaries and countryside with England’s highest mountains in the distance. There are great walks between and from the seven intermediate request stops. Cosy covered , half open and open top carriages provide the best of comfort and views as you travel up the line.


Why not also visit The Ratty Arms, a friendly family-run pub situated on the northbound platform of Ravenglass railway station. They serve sensibly-priced and tasty pub food along with an excellent range of beers and wines. The pub is family and dog friendly, and hosts an excellent beer garden with family-sized tables, all a good distance from one another.

Further details can be found on their website