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The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again on selected Tuesdays in summer 2017 for its 9th season offering a return steam hauled journey from Lancaster of over 270 miles over the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’ as 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 and the route has reopened following a recent 12 month closure. Time will be available for sightseeing in historic Carlisle - or perhaps alight 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

TUESDAY 29 MAY, 12 & 26 JUNE, 10 & 24 JULY, 7 & 21 AUGUST 2018

Departing from: Lancaster (08.05/21.35) Preston (08.45/21.00) Blackburn (09.10/20.35) Clitheroe (09.35/20.00) Long Preston near Settle (10.50/18.50)
Due to timing constraints Premier Dining is not available for guests boarding at Clitheroe or Long Preston.

All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change

As seen on BBC’s ‘Great British Railway Journeys’
'Fellsman' Tuesday 29 May 2018 click here for booking details
'Fellsman' Tuesday 12 June 2018 click here for booking details
'Fellsman' Tuesday 26 June 2018 click here for booking details
'Fellsman' Tuesday 10 July 2018 click here for booking details
'Fellsman' Tuesday 24 July 2018 click here for booking details
'Fellsman' Tuesday 7 August 2018 click here for booking details
'Fellsman' Tuesday 21 August 2018 click here for booking details

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The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again on selected Tuesday’s in summer 2018 for its 10th season offering a return steam hauled journey from Lancaster of over 270 miles on the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’ as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards 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 the historic border city of Carlisle – or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach with a 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 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 13.10. 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.

Returning from Carlisle about 15.45 and following a stop for water at Appleby we travel over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines and pretty Ribble Valley as our locomotive works hard up the steep and taxing climb of Wilpshire Bank being a fitting end to a perfect day.

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: £30 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......£80
Child (15 yrs & under).....£60

Party of 4.....£300

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......£125
Party of 4......£480

Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £25 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.......£220
Party of 4.....£860

Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £25 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.

Group discounts are available for bookings of 15 or more – call our office reservations for details 0345 310 2458 or 0345 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 hotels in the historic city of Lancaster which are all a short walk from the station, castle and other attractions:
Toll House Inn
The Sun Hotel
Borough Hotel
Travelodge