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

Any drive around this stunning area is going to be “scenic” but this suggestion might get you started.

And even if you use this 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.

  • Turn left and go down the fell road when leaving Woodend and follow right through Eskdale, Santon and Gosforth to the A595 coast road.
  • Go straight across, through Seascale and Drigg to Holmrook
  • Back on to the A595 coast road past Ravenglass to a small turning that takes you up the Birkby Road
  • You'll come out opposite Sword House (home of the Eskdale Hunt hounds), and then turn right onto the fell road and up onto Birker Fell 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