A NEW experience has been launched on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

The iconic seven-mile of track through the dramatic landscapes of the Western Lake District, has welcomed the launch of a special ‘Cream Tea on the Move’ experience.

A memorable journey for couples and friends, the exclusive experience for two takes place on board the brand-new luxury carriage, “Ruth”, which was officially unveiled at the heritage steam railway earlier this year.

Passengers can enjoy a delicious cream tea as they travel in plush comfort along one of the UK’s oldest and most spectacular scenic narrow-gauge railway lines.

Departing from the coastal village of Ravenglass, the Cream Tea experience then steams ahead into the heart of the Western Lake District fells, taking in the beautiful landscapes of Cumbria’s coastline and the magical Eskdale Valley along the way.

Guests can expect a delightful selection of scrumptious cream tea items, complete with mouth-watering cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam – along with hot-drinks provided in a souvenir keep-cup as a personal memento of a wonderful day out.

‘Cream Tea on the Move’ is available to book now and comes just in time for National Afternoon Tea Week, which kicks off from 8 August 2022.

Rachel Bell, Head of Marketing at the Railway said, “Our brand-new 'Cream Tea on the Move' is a wonderful way to spend quality time together and makes the perfect gift for loved ones.

"Travelling on board our beautiful new carriage ‘Ruth’ makes the experience even more special and is a truly magical way to explore the breath-taking Western Lake District and Coast.”

'Ruth' is an elegant Directors Saloon carriage which was built by the engineering team at Ffestiniog Railway Company as part of Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway’s carriage upgrade project that started in 2016.

Ruth is specially designed to delivery luxury gift experiences, with plush bucket seating, extra headroom and USB speakers to provide ultimate comfort for passengers, along with fold-down tables to allow wheelchair access.

More details about the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway’s gift experiences can be found online at: https://ravenglass-railway.co.uk/gift-experiences