The Lakeland Explorer - CONFIRMED TIMINGS

22/07/2017

Images courtesy of Ullswater Steamers and Anon.

Saturday 22nd July, 2017

 

CRUISE THE WATERS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT, RIDE A STEAM RAILWAY, EXPLORE THE BORDER CITY OR VISIT THE DRS OPEN DAY.

 

This excursion offers a grand day out to Cumbria, reached by way of the West Coast mainline through Crewe, then over the River Mersey into Lancashire. After a short run along the shore of Morecambe Bay we climb to Shap Summit, stopping at Oxenholme and Penrith for options before arrival at Carlisle.

 

Option A - Carlisle (arrive 12:40, depart 16:35)
There is plenty to do in this Scottish Border City, with its Castle Cathedral, the Tullie House Museum, national and local shops, and numerous places to eat and drink.

 

Option B - Lake Windermere Cruise and Lakeside Railway

A guided road coach will take you from Oxenholme to Bo’ness-on-Windermere for a break, then cruise Lake Windermere to Lakeside to join a steam hauled train onto Haverthwaite. The coach then returns you to Oxenholme for our homeward train.

Supplementary Fare: £25 Adult / £15 Junior.

 

Option C - The Kirkstone Pass and Ullswater Cruise
With local guide enjoy the coach journey and views along this scenic road linking Troutbeck and Patterdale. At Glenridding join an Ullswater cruiser to sail this beautiful lake before re-joining the train for the homeward journey.

Supplementary Fare: £22 Adult / £13 Junior.

 

Option D - Direct Rail Services Kingmoor Depot Open Day
A dedicated bus service will transfer you from Carlisle station direct to the depot, where many of the DRS fleet of locomotives, and guest ones, will be on display, plus stands and the like.
Supplementary Fare: £10 Adult / £6 Junior (includes charity donation and road transfer from Carlisle station to depot and return).

 

MOTIVE POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE A DRS CLASS 68 LOCOMOTIVE.

 

 

CONFIRMED Timings    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

Bristol Temple Meads 0540 2340
Bristol Parkway 0555 2325
Cam & Dursley 0620 2300
Cheltenham Spa 0640 2240
Worcester Shrub Hill
0705 2215
Droitwich Spa 0715 2200
Kidderminster
0730 2145
Stourbridge Jn 0745 2130

 

 

Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4  
Standard Class £85.00 £43.00
£320.00  

First Class

£129.00 £89.00 £496.00 FULLY BOOKED
First Class Plus £145.00 £105.00 £560.00  
Premier Dining £229.00 £189.00 £896.00  

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats have are available at a supplement of £28 per person in First Class, First Class Plus and Premier Dining.

 

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Updated 13/07/17