The Pendle Dalesman

Manchester to Carlisle

Wednesday 26 February 2020

From Manchester Victoria, Bolton, Darwin, Blackburn, Clitheroe and Settle
Steam from Hellifield - to Carlisle via the Settle to Carlisle Line
Please Note: This trip is part hauled by vintage diesel and part hauled by steam

Please note that we are unable to return to Darwen, so passengers will have to return to either Blackburn or Bolton. Also due to time constraints we are unable to offer Premier Dining from Settle.

Join us for a nostalgic day to remember, travelling behind our splendid vintage steam engine along England's most famous railway.

From our earlier pick up points we travel north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield where one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line.

The Settle-Carlisle Railway on which we will travel needs no introduction; this breath-taking journey will take you over 20 Viaducts, through 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas. The climb over Blea Moor and the crossing of the world renowned Ribblehead Viaduct are arguably the highlights of England's most scenic Railway.

CARLISLE: We anticipate break of around four hours in Carlisle. This great border city dominates the borderlands between England and Scotland, sitting within the vale between the Cumbrian Mountains and Scottish Southern Uplands. In Carlisle you'll find yourself at the centre of a stirring past and a vibrant present. Many of the city's eateries and licensed premises are just a few minutes' walk from the station entrance and if you visit www.historic-carlisle.org.uk you will find information to help you plan ahead. And for those who would prefer to use their short break to wander around in the beautiful and historic heart of the city you may choose to visit the Castle, cathedral or indeed the Tullie House Museum.


After a break of around four hours in Carlisle, we pickup our vintage diesel engine for the return trip heading south across some of the finest countryside Great Britain has to offer, where we head to your home stations via the famous Settle to Carlisle line in the comfort of our beautifully restored MkI or MkII Carriages.

Fares
Premier Dining Premier First Class First Class Standard
Adult £249.00 £155.00 £135.00 £85.00
Child - £155.00 £69.00 £42.00

PREMIER DINING CLASS: passengers will be served a full English breakfast with complementary Bucks Fizz on the outward journey. A delicious four course dinner preceded by canapés and Champagne will be served on the return journey. Dinner will be accompanied by a quarter bottle of wine per person. A complimentary service of tea or coffee on both journeys. We kindly ask that passengers do not consume their own alcoholic drinks in Premier Dining Class.

We are able to offer a vegetarian menu with 7 days advance notification but regretfully we are unable to offer any other special dietary requirements (i.e. nut allergy, vegan, gluten free diets etc).

PREMIER FIRST CLASS: Passengers will be served a breakfast roll on the outward journey and sandwiches, a scone, jam and butter will be served on the return journey. To accompany this, there will be a complimentary service of tea or coffee on both journeys.

STANDARD & FIRST CLASS: Passengers will have access to a buffet for the purchase of tea, coffee and light refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!

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Provisional Timings
Station Outward Return
Manchester Victoria 06:28 19:56
Bolton 06:56 19:32
Darwen 07:24 N/A
Blackburn 07:37 18:31
Clitheroe 08:07 17:56
Settle 09:40 16:54
Carlisle 11:36 15:30

Please note that we are unable to return to Darwen, so passengers will have to return to either Blackburn or Bolton. Also due to time constraints we are unable to offer Premier Dining from Settle.

A child ticket is for a child aged 16 or under.

Supplement for a private table for two in first class and dining £20.00 per passenger. Fares are subject to a £3.75 booking fee.