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.