Saturday, 27th July 2013
Once again we travelled to Skiddaw and the beautiful hall where Jane was staying to collect her for a full day of holiday with the Family Keating.
After a short pause to collect her we drove around the coastline of Cumbria in glorious weather to Ravenglass to take the Eskdale-Ravenglass steam railway for a short day out on a classic ride.
Eskdale is one of the hidden gems of the Lake District, not accessible by any large roads, you can eaither wind your way from Ravenglass, Dutton Bridge or over Hard Knott pass, all of these are twisting lanes with a good chance of meeting a coach or camper van (excluding Hard Knott).
Taking the train from Ravenglass is a far easier way to see the lovely valley.
I always like walking around Boot at Eskdale or taking the path to Stanley Force Ghyll to look at the waterfalls, however both of these would be a bit too strenuous for Janey. Instead we settled for a light lunch (good food but trapped in the 1980s as far as salads are concerned) at the train station.
The train ride was what we really came for and it was well worth the journey.
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