Have a cycling day out with a difference! Head up with your bike on a converted carriage on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Then ride from the foot of the Scafell range via riverside pastures, meadows and historic oak woods of the Eskdale Valley down to Ravenglass on the Irish Sea.
14 km or 8 and a half miles.
The train ride from Ravenglass to Dalegarth takes 40 minutes. The 'pedal down' is not likely to take more than about 2 hours, depending on how many stop-offs you take.
It's fairly easy pedalling most of the way. It's a mixture of country lanes, stony and earthy tracks and grass fields. After rain it can be wet and muddy in places. There are a number of gates to go through.
The gradient is gradually downwards apart from the challenging climb up Chapel Hill - rapid descent after you reach the summit!
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