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The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again every Wednesday in summer 2016 for its 8th season offering a return steam hauled journey over the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’. We travel through the Yorkshire Dales and over the roof of England with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in historic Carlisle - or leave the train at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on beautiful Ullswater.

'FELLSMAN'
A scenic steam hauled journey over the world famous Settle to Carlisle Railway

 

Every Wednesday from 15 June to 17 August 2016

Departing From:
Lancaster: 08.05/20.45
Preston: 08.45/20.05
Blackburn: 09.10/19.35
Clitheroe: 09.35/18.45
Long Preston: (near Settle) 10.50/17.50

As seen on BBC’s ‘Great British Railway Journeys’

'Fellsman' Wednesday 15 June 2016 click here for details and secure online booking
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The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again every Wednesday in summer 2016 for its 8th season offering a return steam hauled journey over the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’. We travel through the Yorkshire Dales and over the roof of England with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in historic Carlisle - or leave the train at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on beautiful Ullswater.

The train is steam hauled throughout and the locomotive will be chosen from the historic pool of engines based at Carnforth including: LMS Royal Scot 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’ – LMS Jubilee 5690 ‘Leander’ – LMS Stanier Black Five 44932 – LMS Jubilee 45699 ‘Galatea’.

The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient so our engine will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers get a marvellous view down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with our engine in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill. Travelling on through the lush Eden Valley to the historic border city of Carlisle where we arrive about 13.00 for a stop of up to two hours. You may choose to stroll between the castle and cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum – all surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained so creating the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Our train will return from Carlisle about 15.30 and time permitting a photographic and water stop will be made at Appleby prior to the long hard climb over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines.

ULLSWATER CRUISE
We are pleased to offer an optional tour by leaving the train at Appleby and boarding a classic 1950’s coach for a memorable journey through the spectacular and tranquil Lake District to the pretty village of Glenridding followed with an hour’s cruise by historic steamer on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Nestling below Helvellyn offering panoramic vistas we sail over the full length of the lake to Pooley Bridge and return by coach to Appleby where you rejoin the ‘Fellsman’. This tour is not suitable for anyone with severe mobility issues, or using a wheelchair and must be pre-booked as seating is strictly limited.
Supplement: £25 per person

We have 3 different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose remember to book early in order to avoid disappointment:

Standard Class
Reserved seating is arranged in groups of 4 around a table with bookings for 2 seated side by side with one window seat and one aisle seat - a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks. It is in order to bring on board your own hamper and picnics for consumption on or off the train.
Adult......£74 Child (15 yrs & under).....£55 Party of 4.....£276
Family of 4 ticket (Combination of Adults & Children)......£235

First Class
Reserved seating is arranged in groups of 4 or 2 around a table with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee & biscuits is included and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks. It is in order to bring on board your own hamper and picnics for consumption on or off the train should you so desire.
Adult......£115 Party of 4......£440
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person

Premier Dining
Seating is arranged in groups of 4 or 2 around a table in First class carriages. A full English breakfast and three course dinner with coffee and chocolates will be prepared on board by our chefs and silver served at your reserved seat by liveried stewards. A full wine & drinks list is available with an ‘at seat’ service during the meals.
Adult.......£195 Party of 4.....£760
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person
Premier Dining is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years and due to timing constraints it is not available for guests boarding at Clitheroe or Long Preston

Secure your booking with either ‘Full Payment’ or a ‘Deposit of £20 per person, the balance being due 40 days prior to the tour’
Generous group discounts are available for bookings of 15 or more – call reservations for details 0845 310 2458 or 0845 310 2489

CARLISLE
The historic city of Carlisle, where we have an afternoon break, lies close to the Scottish border and the railway station is right in the heart of the city with many of the eateries, Cathedral, Castle, Tullie House Museum and shopping centre within a few minutes’ walk:
Visit www.discovercarlisle.co.uk to plan your stay.

HOTELS & SHORT BREAKS
If you are including the ‘Fellsman' as part of a short break we recommend the following hotel in historic Lancaster for which there is a special discounted rate. Please contact the hotel direct and state you have a reservation on the ‘Fellsman’.

Lancaster
PENNY STREET BRIDGE HOTEL
A quality three star hotel with an excellent restaurant serving traditional Lancashire cuisine – only 7 minutes walk from the station. Lancaster
PENNY STREET BRIDGE HOTEL
A quality three star hotel with an excellent restaurant – only 7 minutes walk from the station.

Tel: 01524 599900
www.pennystreetbridge.co.uk

Other hotels within walking distance of the station include: ‘The Sun Hotel’, ‘Borough Hotel’ & ‘Travelodge’.