What you'll do
We are running Steam Traction Engine Driving Courses for one or two people. (The 2nd person can come free of charge). The day starts at 9am with an introductory talk. We start by preparing the Traction Engine before lighting the fire. The guests then light the fire to raise steam. Whilst raising steam we have light refreshments and talk about the history and the mechanical working parts of the engine. Once steam is raised the guests are shown how to operate the engine safely. The guests then have the hands on opportunity of taking the controls and driving and steering the engine in our Farm Yard. After approximately one and a half hours of practice we stop for lunch. The guests then have time to look round the historic Farm Museum Lunch is traditional Engine drivers lunch of Bacon and Eggs cooked on Traction Engine Fire. (a vegetarian option is available). All refreshments during the day are included in the price. After lunch we take the engine out on the public highway and the guests drive and steer for approximately five miles. At the end of the day a chance to have a brew or a beer. All our courses are tailored for each person we present a DVD about the Engine
Stuart & Lynda Harrison
We have been hosting our Traction Engine driving experience for 27 years. Stuart and Chris Harrison are amongst the most experienced Steam Traction Engine drivers in the world. We are the only two people who have driven a steam engine over the highest mountain pass in England for a film company. We have taken part in motion picture filming and television work. In 2018 we did over 500 hours of steaming. We have many excellent reviews and repeat visiits from our satisfied participants.
Tea, coffee, water, home made shortbread biscuits. In addition guests get lunch of Bacon and Eggs cooked on the engine fire.
Where you'll be
The guests will visit Old Hall Farm Museum and we drive in the beautiful Lake District National Park.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 1 guests aged 21 and up can attend.
No experience is necessary, there is no upper age limit but Guests must hold a car driving licence valid in the UK and be over the age of 21. A second person can attend Free of charge.
Traction Engine Driving Experience
£450 / personNew experience
£450 / person