Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Haverthwaite Station LA12 8AL

Take the cruise boat down from Ambleside or Bowness to Lakeside, at the foot of Windermere, and you can jump on the quayside steam trains of the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway for a gentle four-mile chug through the woods and along the River Leven. There’s a tea room (and parking) at the other end of the line, Haverthwaite Station, and usually a steam engine or carriage to examine before making the return journey. For the best deal buy a combined cruise-and-train ticket, available at cruise piers or the train station.

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