Travelling Cumbria by rail. A station by station walkthrough on what you can do by rail in Cumbria
Barrow Railway Station allows you to travel along two rail routes - North along the Cumbrian Coast Line which next stop being Askam-in-Furness or south along the Furness Line to Arnside (last stop within Cumbria) and beyond, with next stop being Roose.
Taxi services and nearby bus stops are available but walking from the station is how the nearby locations will be measured in terms of time and distance.
The station itself has a cafe and shop. You can change platforms via underground walkway.
Close by there are several pubs including Duke of Edinburgh and Wetherspoons.
A 10-12 minute walk you'll find Barrow Indoor Market and The Forum which provides various entertainment.
Nearby Cavendish street (10 minute walk) offers chinese and italian restaurants and there are various sandwich shops and bakeries in nearby Dalton Road (5 minute walk).
Coffee shops including The Last Resort can be found at the top end of Cavendish street (5 minutes walk via Rawlingson Street).
At Askam-in-Furness station you can travel south to Barrow-in-Furness or north to Kirkby-in-Furness.
This station has some seating and shelter and has nearby food shop where you can buy sandwiches, pies and hot drinks.
A less than 10 minute walk along Duddon Road you can get to Askam Coast which has excellent views across to Black Combe.
5 minute walk down Duke Street you can visit a local chinese, chipshop, shop and bakery.
Around 15 minute walk you can visit Askam Pier which was made from iron ore slag which was left from it's mining days.
This railway station situated in Kirkby-in-Furness has a nearby local pub called The Ship Inn.
Foxfield Station is situated next to an award winning pub The Prince of Wales which incorporates it's own micro brewery, the beer is great and the prices are reasonable too - well worth a visit. It is also a B&B.
Green Road is a rural station away from any nearby locations. A 15 minute walk gets you to the Punch Bowl Pub.
This station situated in the centre of Millom allows you to access various cafes and B&Bs within 5 minutes walking distance.
It's a good 20 minute walk to the coast but there are nature reserves to enjoy when you get to that part of the town.
Silecroft station is very close to the Miners Arms pub and a 2 minute walk away there is a local cottage rental.
10 - 12 minutes walk is the Silecroft Caravan Park and 15 minute walk from the station you can get to the beach and walk the shingle path.
This station has various B&Bs within just a few minutes walk as well as the nearby Railway Cafe.
Ravenglass also boasts the La'AL Ratty which is a smaller scale steam locomotive that travels from Ravenglass to Eskdale.
There is the Ratty Arms Pub and 5 minutes walk from the station is the Camping and Caravan Club.
Also a 5 minute drive from Ravenglass is Muncaster Castle and The Owl Centre.
Situated right next to Drigg Station is the Victoria Hotel.
There is a nearby bus stop that will take you near to the Shepherds View Holidays camping and caravan site.
Seascale Station is near several B&Bs and is about 7 minutes walk from Seasale Golf Club.
The station is located right near the beach and Chapter Bar and Hotel a few minutes walk away.
This station sits nicely within the town of St. Bees which has various Cafes, Pubs, B&Bs, parks and it's own golf Course.
A 5 minute walk away is Fleatham House B&B which is set within its own grounds and offers rooms from just £45.
Corkikle Station is situated in a town just outside Whitehaven.
There are several B&Bs just a few minutes away along the A5094 and just a 5 minute walk to Castle Park.
Whitehaven Station is about 5-10 minutes walk to various Pubs, Cafes, Shops and B&Bs.
It is also a 5 minute walk from the Whitehaven Marina and The Rum Story.
Workington Station is situated between the main part of Workington and the Port of Workington.
There are various amenities nearby including the Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre.