South Western Lake District

Route: Ravenglass to Eskdale Green

Area: South Western Lake District

Date of walk: 19th October 2013

Walkers: Andrew Gilly and David

Distance: 6.5 miles

Ascent: 800 feet

The weather was overcast again and the fells were shrouded in cloud so we planned another low level walk. We drove along the Cumbrian coast to Ravenglass and parked at the railway station. We walked beside the estuary for a short distance before turning inland to head up Fell Lane, which leads to the summit of Muncaster Fell

The normally superb views were very poor, which was a shame. We descended from the fell via some very boggy terrain, eventually arriving at Eskdale Green

The Green is one of the stops for the The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway which is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England, known affectionately as La’al Ratty

We flagged down the train as it came along the line and hopped on board, thoroughly enjoying our ride in an open carriage all the way back to Ravenglass

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