DAY EIGHT – HOVERA
SEA AND SAUSAGES
Wasdale YHA – Ravenglass – Waberthwaite
Silecroft – Millom – Broughton-in-Furness
Ulpha – Eskdale Green – Boot
By a bridge over the road, a sign pointed towards Ravenglass Station. We had just missed a train, and the platforms were quiet, but it was still an atmospheric place, with the feel of an enthusiasm brought to life. I had expected the station to feel like a cross between a Thomas the Tank Engine book and Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station in the Harry Potter series, with pint-sized trains in red, green or black livery arriving at the platform with steam billowing from their funnels, while families with children waited cheerily by tubs of colourful flowers.
What to see, where to stay
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway: