Introduction - The Fellsman
The popular steam hauled 'Fellsman' returns to the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway in 2015 for its seventh summer season, running on Wednesday's over the roof of England - With great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary 'Settle to Carlisle' line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the great 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead, with time available for sightseeing in Carlisle - or 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.
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: £22 per person
Prices - The Fellsman
There are 3 different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose remember to book early in order to avoid disappointment:
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 should you so desire.
Child (15 yrs & under): £49
Party of 4: £256
Family of 4 ticket (Combination of Adults & Children): £210
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.
Party of 4: £420
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person
Seating is arranged in groups of 4 or 2 around a table in 1st 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 & Children: £190
Party of 4: £740 (Premier dining is not available from Long Preston)
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person in 1st Class and Premier Dining
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
Departures - The Fellsman
Every Wednesday from 27 May to 26 August 2015:
Connections to The Fellsman
Simply click on one of the station names below to plan your journey:
, Liverpool Lime Street
, St. Helens Central
and Wigan North Western
, Hebden Bridge
and Manchester Victoria
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Alternatively, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
Connections to The Fellsman
To book your tickets on 'The Fellsman':
0345 310 2458
Statesman Rail Ltd, PO Box 83, St Erth, Hayle, TR27 9AD.