Lakeside & Haverthwaite steam railway

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

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About Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Take a trip on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway and head into Central Lakeland on the Original ‘Park and Ride’!

Since 1869 this unique train/boat connection has provided the most spectacular of gateways to the Lake District. Why not enjoy the historic experience today?

Journeying in nostalgic 1950’s carriages hauled by one of our fleet of passionately restored and maintained steam locomotives. Enjoy the 3.5 mile journey on this former Furness Railway branch line to the foot of Windermere, then onwards to Bowness or Ambleside on one of Windermere Lake Cruises elegant steamers.

At Haverthwaite there is a well-stocked engine shed, where engineers work tirelessly and proudly alongside a team of dedicated volunteers to restore and maintain the rolling stock. Tours can be arranged with prior notice for anyone wanting an up-close look.

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway is a truly fantastic day out for all the family. Take a nostalgic trip on this picturesque railway and you’ll create memories you’ll treasure forever.

The Platform Tea Room

Why not take a break from your travels and relax in the warm, welcoming and nostalgic surroundings of the licensed ‘Station Tea Room’ just off the platform at Haverthwaite Station. The home cooked menu includes hearty Railwayman’s breakfast, freshly made soup, along with a selection of lighter bites and cakes.

Afternoon tea is also a firm favourite. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, savoury treats, a medley of cakes and a homemade fruit scone with jam and clotted cream. Pre-booking for afternoon tea is required.

Open 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm with last orders for food at 3.30pm. (Steam Season only)

The licensed tea room serves “Fairburn Ale” locally brewed by Ulverston Brewing Company. As a bottled beer this is a great accompaniment to your meal.

The tea room is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

A dynamic woodland play area for younger visitors along with track side picnic areas, completes the attractions and amenities

Image credit: ARG_Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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