Trains to the Lake District

All the information you'll need on train times, things to do and ways to save when you're heading to the Lakes.

About Lake District

Welcome to the Lake District. Known for its picturesque landscapes, glacial lakes and Kendal Mint Cake. The Lake District is Britain's National Park, located in Cumbria, North West England and it's the ideal choice for a weekend away, weeklong break or day trip away from city life (remember to pack those walking boots). Our trains stop at Oxenholme, Penrith (North Lakes) and Carlisle so you can explore a whole range of places in the Lake District with us.

Oxenholme Lake District Station Information

Oxenholme is a small station but it has everything you need to make sure you have a comfortable journey. If you’re looking for information on parking, buses, ticketing, toilets or accessibility, just visit the link below:

There’s information from accessibility to parking and ticketing to WiFi coverage. More details on our wider network can be found on this page.

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Things to do in the Lake District

Most visitors to the Lake District end up at the top of a hill or mountain, and there’s no reason you should miss out. With such a range of peaks to choose from, you’ll easily find one to match your and your group’s abilities. The most popular include Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak, and Helvellyn, where the walk to the top gives you a breathtaking view of Striding Edge, a high ridge with vertical drops on either side – not for the faint-hearted! But wherever you are in the Lakes, there will be a wonderful hill to climb, so take your walking boots.

An image of a mountain and a lake

If you or your children love Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and friends, then a visit to Beatrix Potter’s home must be on your list. You’ll find all sorts of magical things that inspired her timeless characters, and once you’re there, you’ll realise it was this setting in the beautiful Lake District landscape that sparked the tales.

Beatrix Potter's Home

You can’t visit the Lake District without at least once heading out onto the water. Boat trips are available on Windermere that really let you admire the beauty of the Lakes from the surface. On Ullswater, you can sail on one of two restored steamers, for a fabulous taste of yesteryear. And on Coniston Water, you can get on a tour and retrace the locations (if not the pace) of the world-famous water speed records set by the Campbell family in the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s.

We’ve worked with Cumbria Tourism to create some inspirational itineraries to help you plan your car-free trip to the Lakes. Visit their website to find out more:

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