Full Day Rail Tour - Discover the world of Beatrix Potter on a day trip from London to the Scenic Lake District.
Meet the Evan Evans representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day, then enjoy a relaxing train journey to Oxenholme in the spectacular Lake District National Park.
Your Expert Guide will be waiting for you at Oxenholme Station, ready to whisk you away on your journey into this incredible area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the scenic surroundings of the Cumbrian Mountains, which includes Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England. From here, we will head towards the tranquil beauty spot of Tarn Hows, where we will stop for photos before heading into the Langdale Valley. Derived from the Old Norse term for 'long valley', this stunning glacial valley is decorated with silver waterfalls and impressive rock scenery.
Visit the tiny medieval market town of Hawkshead. A charming mix of higgledy-piggledy houses and narrow cobbled streets, this pretty village in the heart of the Lake District was beloved by both William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
After Hawkshead, we will make our way to Hill Top Farm*, former home of Beatrix Potter and the inspiration for so many of her characters. We will also stop to admire the scenic views from Tarn Hows, a tranquil lake District beauty spot.
*Hill Top Farm is not open on Fridays, so you will visit The Beatrix Potter Gallery whilst in Hawkshead instead. During the winter months, instead of hilltop Farm guests will visit the World of Beatrix Potter where the famous author's stories, such as Peter Rabbit, are brought to life in a magical interactive exhibition.
Included in your Tour is a cruise on Lake Windermere, England's largest lake where you will be treated to stunning views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.
After a busy day exploring, relax with an English afternoon cream tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter herself. Enjoy tea and scones, and soak in the views of some of the famous author's favourite countryside that provided the inspiration for her novels.
You will be taken back to Oxenholme Station for the train back to London.
This tour is booked through Evan Evans Tours.
Days of operation:
Monday to Saturday
Tour Starts: 8.00am Euston Station (outside the main ticket office)
Tour Finishes: 9.20pm Euston Station
The time on your ticket is when you will meet your Evan Evans Representative who will give you your information packs and rail tickets. Your train will depart approximately 15-30 minutes after this.
Lake District Train Times:
Outbound: Train departs London Euston at 08:30, arrives Oxenholme at 11:08.
Return: Train departs Oxenholme at 18:30 (18:26 on Saturdays), arrives London Euston at 21:20.
Please note, you do NOT require a printed copy of your eticket. On booking, you'll recieve an email confirmation with your eticket. If you don't have access to a printer, an electronic copy on your phone is sufficient to join the tour.
Please note this is an unescorted Tour although you will have a Guide for the Lake District Guided Tour. Child age: 5-11 yrs inclusive (Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this Tour). November-March itinerary may vary and instead of visiting Hill Top Farm (which is closed during the winter months) you will visit The World of Beatrix Potter. On Fridays between April–October Hill Top Farm is not open so you will visit The Beatrix Potter Gallery whilst in Hawkshead instead. Itinerary may vary for operational reasons. We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train however this cannot be guaranteed.
A full refund or date change will be offered up to 7 days before travel. Cancellations inside 7 days will be charged at 100%. Please contact the Evan Evans Reservations Team on UK +44 (0)20 7950 1777.