Away trips to the home grounds of heavyweights such as Liverpool and Arsenal are the things that dreams are made of for many football fans.

In the season 1974/75, Carlisle United famously pitted their wits against these legendary sides after earning their place in the First Division following promotion.

In today's gallery, we look back at those glamorous away trips to grounds such as Anfield and Highbury.

In these pictures, we glimpse some insight into the excitement of following Carlisle United in their glory years including the heady days of a well-earned point at Anfield (pictured) alongside victories over Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton and eventual champions Derby County.

Bill Shankly, branded Carlisle's climb to the top as "the greatest feat in the history of the game."