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The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again on selected Tuesdays in summer 2017 for its 9th season offering a return steam hauled journey from Lancaster of over 270 miles over the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’ as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and over the roof of England. With its great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead and the route has reopened following a recent 12 month closure. Time will be available for sightseeing in historic Carlisle - or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on beautiful Ullswater.
'FELLSMAN'

A scenic steam hauled journey over the world famous Settle to Carlisle Railway

TUESDAY 11 and 25 JULY, 01, 22 and 29 AUGUST 2017

Departing from: Lancaster (08.05/21.35) Preston (08.45/21.00) Blackburn (09.10/20.35) Clitheroe (09.35/20.00) Long Preston near Settle (10.50/18.50)
Due to timing constraints Premier Dining is not available for guests boarding at Clitheroe or Long Preston.

All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change

 
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As seen on BBC’s ‘Great British Railway Journeys’
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The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again on selected Tuesdays in summer 2017 for its 9th annual season offering a return steam hauled journey of over 270 miles from Lancaster on the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’ as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards the roof of England. With its great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead and the route has reopened following a recent 12 month closure. Time will be available for sightseeing in historic Carlisle - or perhaps alight at Appleby and take 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 13.10 for a stop of up to three hours.

Returning from Carlisle about 16.20 and following a stop for water at Appleby we travel over over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines and pretty Ribble Valley as our locomotive works hard up the steep and taxing climb of Wilpshire Bank being a fitting end to a perfect day.

ULLSWATER CRUISE
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: £25 per person

We have 3 different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose remember to book early in order to avoid disappointment:

Standard Class
Reserved seating is arranged around a table with groups of four allocated two window and two aisle seats. Bookings for two persons are seated side by side with one window and one aisle seat whilst bookings for one person are allocated an aisle seat. Toilet facilities are available in each carriage and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks, sandwiches and alcoholic drinks.
Adult......£80 - £76 discount price for website bookings only
Child (15 yrs & under).....£60 -
£57 discount price for website bookings only
Party of 4.....£299 -
£284.05 discount price for website bookings only
Family of 4 ticket (Combination of Adults & Children)......£255 -
£242.25 discount price for website bookings only

First Class
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four or table of two offering additional legroom, wide cushioned seats, curtains and large picture windows. Toilet facilities are available in each carriage and a complimentary service of tea/coffee & biscuits are included in the price and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, sandwiches, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Adult......£125 - £118.75 discount price for website bookings only
Party of 4......£480 -
£456 discount price for website bookings only
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £25 per person

Premier Dining
Seating is arranged the same as first class around a table of four or table of two laid with crisp linen and dressed with the finest crockery and glassware. Meals are prepared on board by our chefs and silver served at your reserved seat by liveried stewards with a typical one day tour featuring a full English breakfast, late morning tea/coffee & biscuits and a three or four course dinner. A full wine & drinks list is available with an ‘at seat’ service during the meals.
Adult.......£215 - £204.25 discount price for website bookings only
Party of 4.....£840 -
£798 discount price for website bookings only
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £25 per person
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.

Group discounts are available for bookings of 15 or more – call our office reservations for details 0345 310 2458 or 0345 310 2489

CARLISLE
The historic city of Carlisle, where we have an afternoon break, lies close to the Scottish border and the railway station is right in the heart of the city with many of the eateries, Cathedral, Castle, Tullie House Museum and shopping centre within a few minutes’ walk:
Visit www.discovercarlisle.co.uk to plan your stay.

HOTELS & SHORT BREAKS
If you are including the ‘Fellsman' as part of a short break we recommend the following hotels in the historic city of Lancaster which are all a short walk from the station, castle and other attractions:
Toll House Inn
The Sun Hotel
Borough Hotel
Travelodge