Eskdale Campsite, owned by the National Trust can be found in the heart of the world famous Lake District National Park and is a five-star rated park, holding Visit Britain awards and an AA Pennant at this level. Open from early March until mid-January, our park is one of the best campsites in Cumbria, offering plenty to do on-site as well as having everything you need to explore the great outdoors on your doorstep.
We have 80 serviced pitches that welcome motorhomes and tents, and we welcome families in their cars to stay in our camping pods and on-site chalets. You can also bring your pets along to discover and explore this beautiful part of the country. The park itself has plenty of open space and a children’s play area to ensure that youngsters and your pets can run off whatever energy reserves they have left when you have decided it is time to put your feet up and relax for the day.
Everything you need to live in comfort while staying at Eskdale Camp Site is provided, including electricity hook-ups and Wi-Fi internet access. There are also facilities for washing up, chemical waste disposal, and laundry, while our convenient on-site shop means you can always stock up on essentials whenever you need to.
Outdoor activities and pursuits are what staying in this part of the world is all about. You can walk up some of the famous peaks of the Lake District, including Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, while gentle riverside walks are accessible for those who want an easier day out, although you can also access numerous routes on bicycle or by horse riding.
There are many Roman ruins in the area, including Hardknott Fort, which was a second century build, while you can also drive to the harbour at Ravenglass, which also originates from the Roman era. Lovers of culture will find many museums and art galleries in the local area, many of which have interactive features to keep children busy and entertained, while those looking to relax are never far away from a fishing spot or somewhere they can indulge in a round of golf or a game of bowls. You should also consider heading out to the beaches at Whitehaven and Seascale, while the famous Lake District towns of Windermere and Kendal should also be explored.
Eskdale Camp site is your perfect gateway to the Lake District, and offers an exciting break for the whole family.
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Walkers can reach England’s highest peak – Scafell Pike – and deepest lake –Wastwater – from the site. There are also walks for those who prefer flatter paths, including one which follows the route of the River Esk.
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway – La’al Ratty – terminates at Dalegarth Station, a few minutes’ walk from the site.
Hardknott Fort was constructed by the Romans in the second century.
Hardknott and Wrynose Passes offer a thrilling car ride over the mountains to Ambleside and Windermere.
The waterfall Stanley Ghyll Force is 60ft high in a dramatic deep and narrow gorge.
Fold End Gallery exhibits the work of several local artists.
Eskdale Mill is a rare example of a working, two-wheel water corn mill. It houses an exhibition explaining the milling process from corn to flour.
Muncaster Castle has an interactive facility in the Old Dairy. It gives visitors more information on the castle, gardens and owls as well as games and quizzes.
Cycle on the newly-created Eskdale Cycle Trail which runs between Eskdale and Ravenglass.
Boot boasts three traditional Lakeland pubs within easy walking distance of the site. The Boot Beer festival is in June.
The quiet undiscovered coast of Cumbria and the Roman harbour at Ravenglass are a short drive away.
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england 01 Sep 2010
we stayed for 3 nights we were made most welcome and was shown our tent pitch by the owner, all the staff were excelant and couldent do enough for us all facilits were very clean plenty of hot water toilets very clean the site was well looked after and all in all we would not hesitate to re-book at this site,thank you to all the staff and managment see you soon we also the joined the camping club, as we have a trailer tent and a outwell large tent. well donebest wishes dave and beryl