All aboard for a scenic Mothers’ Day train tour

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STUCK for ideas of how to spoil your mum this Mothers’ Day? Why not treat her to a train trip through the scenic Cumbrian coast and lakeland?

The break, organised by the Courier’s Reader Holidays, is on Saturday March 17, departing Sowerby Bridge at 9.15am and returning at 9.15pm.

The picturesque tour passes mountains and moorland, skirting the Lake District and passing along the coast.

It takes in Ravenglass, Braystones and St Bees and the docks at Workington before turning inland on the Maryport and Carlisle Railway to Carlisle.

There, it will stop for two and a half hours for passengers to explore the historic border city.

The train returns via the famous Settle and Carlisle Railway, passing through Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales and taking in Appleby, Ais Gill Summit, Dent, and the Ribblehead Viaduct.

Premier tickets including a full English breakfast, lunch and four-course dinner cost £149 for adults, £119 for children and £509 for a family.

First-class tickets, including morning coffee and Danish pastries, plus tea and biscuits in the afternoon, cost £79 for adults, £50 for children and £275 for a family.

To book, call 01553 661500 and quote MDJ.