If you’re looking for a cheeky few days up in the Lakes, then this new offering from Northern Rail and Cumbria Tourism is right up your street. They’re offering a massive 25% off rail journeys for visitors and residents to encourage people to explore the newly expanded ‘Rail Trails‘.
The ‘Rail Trails’ have opened up options to visit places like Western Lake District, Furness Peninsular, and Lakes Line through newly expanded lines. The trails are a series of beautiful walks and activities that are accessible for all ages from either Furness or Lakes Lines with connections across Cumbria and North Lancashire.
To inspire tourists and locals to explore the county by rail, Cumbria Tourism and Northern have teamed up to offer special discounts on ‘duo’ tickets, which will provide 25% off train tickets when you travel in a pair.
Partnered with Community Rail Cumbria, the initiative gives people the option to leave their cars and explore nature in a more relaxed manner.
With such beauty at your doorstep when you visit Cumbria and the Lake District National Park, these tickets are your getaway to a cheap and accessible way to enjoy some of the awe-inspiring locations that the county has to offer.
Regional director at Northern, Chris Jackson said: “Cumbria is a amazing county to explore, from glorious coastlines to majestic mountains and, of course, crystal clear lakes. And there’s no better way to experience everything Cumbria has to offer than by using the train to go do your thing.
“Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and, to help make the most of any visit to Cumbria, rail users can access great value fares to make sure they have more cash in their pocket to sample either the great food on offer or snare a souvenir.”
Sustainable transport lead at Cumbria Tourism, Gemma Procter, says, “As spring turns to summer, the Lake District Cumbria is a truly magical place – leaving the car behind and exploring by rail and foot can open up memorable experiences for day trippers who want to get out and make the most of our diverse and inspiring county.
“Offering a range of routes of varying length and difficulty, the Rail Trails all start and end at railway stations so planning your day couldn’t be easier!”
If you’d like to access the Rail Trails or find out more about the Northern Duo tickets, visit the website here.
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