Why we love this walk
This walk is short in distance, making it the perfect walk for those with children of younger ages. There are train rides, Roman ruins and outdoor play areas to discover – a child’s paradise! With it being so close to the Ravenglass & Eskdale railway there are also plenty of facilities on hand – we always love a walk that also offers toilets, a cafe and a play park!
There is a pay and display car park at Ravenglass train station, a short distance from the start of this walk. Nearest postcode: CA18 1SW
Taking the La’al Ratty before the walk.
The Tale Trail Story Map
Walk start point: Ravenglass Station
Starting at Ravenglass train station, head towards the play area. Here you will see a gate at the far end, leading to a woodland path. Go through the gate and take a left, this marks the start of the 1.5 mile loop. The walk follows some of the Esk Trail and some of the Coastal pathway – both of which are clearly signposted. The route is relatively straightforward to follow, please note some sections of this walk are not pram accessible.
Prior to embarking on our walk we downloaded the incredible Tale Trails story map, it compliments this route perfectly and helps keep you on track. You are able to download it clicking the link at the top of this page. The story of the Curlew’s Tale, so brilliantly written by Anja from Tale Trails, will keep children of all ages entertained as they discover the many things this walk has to offer – keep your eyes peeled for the Roman ruins!
Having followed the woodland path along the Roman ruins you will soon come to the coastline. The children LOVED it here – be warned we found over 50 jellyfish washed up on the shoreline! This created huge excitement in our household and I am sure that this walk will now always be known as ‘Jellyfish Island’.
Overall, a wonderful family walk for children of all ages – the map offers a lovely story to the trail whilst also educating our children (and me!) on our English Heritage.
Jelly fish hunting.
Exploring the coastline.
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