About Eskdale Campsite
A tranquil base for walkers and outdoor lovers in the heart of the Lakes, perfect for exploring the region’s stunning crags, woods and waterfalls
This charming and incredibly pretty campsite set in 8 acres of meadow grassland in the Eskdale valley sits at the foot of England’s steepest road – the Hardknott Pass – although we advise taking an easier route to start your holiday that avoids the switchbacks and the jaw-dropping gradient. We highly recommend ignoring your sat nav when travelling to Eskdale.
Pitch your tent in one of the three flat meadow areas on offer, whether that’s tucked away near the tumbling beck and play area (with easy access onto the path that heads to the pub), or set up in the main tree-lined field. You can cross the beck over the little foot bridge to the no car meadow. All the pitches are dual-use for campervans and tents, with options for electric hook up, so cars can mostly be parked next to your tent too. Or forget the tent and book a pod, which you’ll find nestled in a little wooded area with a small play space nearby. Whichever spot you choose you’ll love the campsite shop, and modern facility block that includes showers, toilets, washing up areas, drying and laundry rooms and information room.
From the campsite follow the river along past St Catherine’s Church where you can make your way across on stepping stones, cool off on a warm day in the glorious rock pools, or carry on up to Stanley Ghyll Force, a 60 foot high waterfall in a deep gorge. For fans of more adrenaline-fuelled adventure, head up to Harter Fell, a quiet and truly beautiful spot with panoramic views of Scafell Pike and the southern fells, which you could also tackle if you’re feeling energetic. A short stroll from camp will take you to the village of Boot with its choice of three pubs, perfect for thirsty walkers. And if you’re all walked out, then the famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway offers you the chance to sit back and take in the views as you take a well-earned ride on a steam train to the coast.
- Type Of Accommodation- Tents, motorhomes, campervans & pods
- Minimum stay – 2 nights
- Pitches – 110
- Dogs Welcome 2 Per Pitch
Find out more information and how to book in the link on the right.