Eskdale Camping and Caravanning Club Site
England, Cumbria, Holmrook
- 01946 723253
- Open (touring pitches):
- 1 March - 14 January.
Alan Rogers Review
Eskdale was described by Alfred Wainwright as one of the loveliest of the lakeland valleys. This site is very well located for exploring the region, with good access to many superb footpaths. The site is understandbly popular with hikers and is dedicated to tent campers with two large, flat grassy fields of 100 pitches (54 with 16A electricity). A number of special ‘camping pods’ are also available, as well as a camping barn which can accommodate one group of up to eight people. This is a Club site, but non-members are welcome. There is a well-stocked shop on site and the village of Boot is nearby. The Ravenglass and Eskdale railway runs 500 m. from the site and is one of the region’s premier attractions.
England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike, can be accessed from the site, along with England’s deepest lake, Wastwater. For gentler walking, there are some delightful paths along the river Esk. Stanley Ghyll Force is a 60 foot waterfall cascading into a deep valley. Further afield, over the dramatic Hardknott pass, the pleasant towns of Ambleside and Windermere offer a wide range of tourist facilities.
Well stocked shop. Play area. Camping pods and camping barn to rent. Please note that touring caravans are not accepted.
- Childrens Play Area
- Shop on Site
- Pets allowed
From south take A595 (Millom-Workington). After Ravenglass turn right for Eskdale Green, then take sign for Boot (road not well signed). Site is on left after railway station at Eskdale. Approaching from east (Ambleside) is only suitable for the smallest cars due to severe gradients on narrow roads.