Scenic Drive: Eskdale – Santon – Gosforth – Seascale – Drigg – Ravenglass

Any drive around this stunning area is going to be “scenic” but these suggestions might get you started. Even if you use them as a starting point and venture off the routes there’s plenty to see wherever you are!

This drive takes you through Eskdale (shop and pubs) and out to Gosforth (bakery). If the tide is out there are long sandy beaches at Seascale and Drigg. Ravenglass is home to one end of the “La’al Ratty” steam train and various gift shops and some nice pubs.

On the way back, you will pass Muncaster Castle before heading up the Birkby road towards Sword House (home of the Eskdale Hunt hounds), and back onto Birker fell before returning to Woodend.

1. Woodend

2. King George IV Pub

3. Giggle Alley

4. Eskdale Stores

5. Bower House Inn

6. The Bridge Inn

7. Gift Shop &Tea Room

8. Gosforth Bakery

9. Seascale Beach

10. Drigg Beach

11. Ravenglass

12. Muncaster Castle