- 24 Aug 2018
Does anybody have any suggestions for places to visit on the Cumbrian Coast line between Lancaster and Carlisle? I've been to Carnforth (station), Arnside, Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston, St Bees...
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is now open daily. However there are some Covid-related constraints at present (pre-booking required, all intermediate stations closed etc.) See the website for details.Obvious other places to visit would be Ravenglass (particularly so if your visit coincides with the Ravenglass & Eskdale narrow gauge railway being open) .......
Yes, and a nice pub in the village, if you can call it a village. Be careful getting off the train at the down platform at Silecroft and don't try to cross the line until it's left; I had a hair-raising experience once not realising that another train was coming on the up line. Fortunately the bobby in the box shouted to (or rather, at) me to be careful. I 've walked Black Combe three times, once carrying a friend's ashes on a hot day. It is an uphill walk, not a climb,as there is a broad grassy track all the way. Notice the stone arrow set in the grass pointing you to the summit cairn. You can do it as a circular, no need to retrace your steps, but this will involve a bit of road walking on the way back to Silecroft.Silecroft probably the nearest station if you are thinking of that.
Last year I did a did a circular walk starting from Green Road taking in Swinside Stone Circle then onto Black Combe and down to get the train at Silecroft, lots of varying scenery and a section at the start along some charming, almost green, walled lanes. Map and compass recommended!I really fancy walking Black Combe, a big hill right by the sea.
And I believe there is a walking route between those two stations which looks interesting.