Ref: UK5525

Eskdale Campsite

England, Cumbria, Holmrook

Tel:
+44 19467 23253
Open:
19 February - 2 January

Alan Rogers Review

Eskdale Campsite is operated by the National Trust and is very well located for exploring the region, with good access to many superb footpaths. The site is understandably popular with hikers and is dedicated to tent campers with two large, flat grassy fields of 110 pitches (54 with 16A electricity). 10 camping pods are also available to hire, as well as a camping barn which can accommodate one group of up to eight people. There is a well-stocked shop on site and the village of Boot is nearby. The Ravenglass and Eskdale railway runs 500 metres 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 or further on see Stanley Ghyll Force - 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. Tents accepted. Campervans or motorhomes are accepted up to a maximum 7m in length. Please note that touring caravans are not accepted.

Facilities

The site has a single toilet block with showers, washbasins & wc's. No facility for visitors who are disabled. Laundry. Drying room. Dishwashing area. Chemical toilet point. Well stocked shop. Take away. Children's play area. Ice pack freezer. Wi-Fi free. BBQ area. Pets allowed. Dog walk.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Glamping
  • Golf Nearby
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Walking
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site

Location

The site is located at the foot of the infamous Hardknott Pass – the steepest road in England with a gradient of 1 in 3, tight switchbacks and tight passing places, so please take care that your sat nav does not unwittingly lead you this way. 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.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
54.398582 -3.26718
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N54 23 54 W3 16 1