Ideal for tent campers and handy for Scafell Pike, Wastwater & Eskdale cycle trail.
Our Eskdale Club campsite is nestled in the beautiful Eskdale Valley in the Lake District.
The area is a paradise for walkers and so Eskdale campsite is well equipped for tent campers, backpackers and cycle campers. Motorhomes are also welcome.
Modern heated facilities include a drying room, showers, washing machine and a well-stocked shop. The campsite also has ten camping pods and a camping barn sleeping up to eight if you fancy glamping or want to camp as a group.
Boot is within walking distance of the campsite with dog-friendly pubs and a station for the seven-mile Ravenglass and Eskdale railway, which passes through the Eskdale Valley. Scafell Pike is easily accessed from the campsite, but if that is a little too ambitious more gentle walks take in Stanley Ghyll Falls and Burnmoor Tarn.
For days out go to Muncaster Castle and the World Owl Centre or enjoy the amazing mountain scenery of the Hardknott and Wrynose Pass.
Fully equipped Camping Barn - £135 per night
Camping Pods - £43.75 per night
What's on at Eskdale.
Eskdale currently holds an AA 5 Pennant Award and a 5 Star Visit Britain Award.
Access and SatNav Advice
SatNav may take you over Hardknott Pass which is unsuitable for motorhomes or vehicles towing.
Organised walking and activity days throughout the season - contact site for details. Minimum booking for English Bank Holidays is three nights. Minimum booking for High Season is two nights.
The Site shop sells local meat from Wilsons Butchers and a selection of Lakeland ales.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
No caravans allowed
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Electric shaver sockets
Family shower room
Drinking water taps
Camping Pods or Dens
Wi-fi (Other provider)
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Dedicated accessible facilities
Chemical toilet disposal point
Ice pack freezing
Childrens play area
Battery charging facilities
Well, what a lovely campsite! We just returned from 4 nights here and loved it. In fact we tried to stay for longer.
I will start with the cons as there aren't many! Hard knock pass was the worst road to ever come in on. Avoid it if you can, everyone we spoke to said the same. The wifi is poor the campsite charges a very reasonable price but it was pointless having it as it barely loads Facebook etc. The part of the site we stayed on was boggy, wasnt an issue as we all know the English weather isn't great and the owners were apologetic but there's nothing they could do! The last issue was dogs! Again not the sites fault but they were barking all day and all night long!
Now the pros!
Owners are fantastic inviting and friendly.
The site is immaculate the team don't stop cleaning (ever).
The site is picturesque and in the middle of rolling hills based on a stream.
The showers are awesome! Warm and powerful all the time.
Things to do are plentiful for a short stay but you have to be willing to drive.
We climbed Scaffell Pike whilst there, this was hard work but rewarding took us about 6 hours up and down (we were extremely slow think most averages are about 4-5 hours) your about a half hour drive from the campsite to the start of the walk.
The site shop is a good price for most things including meat and alcohol.
Electric hook up was perfect compared to most campsites. No tripping out etc.
The local 3-4 pubs are great I recommend king George for sheer portion sizes.
We will return!
- Towing: Difficult
- Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
short break with pre teen grandsons who loved the freedom to explore the site and throughly enjoyed their day out on ratty to muncaster castle- buy the combined ticket to save money
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
The campsite staff are very helpful and will freeze ice blocks and charge mobiles if necessary.
All facilities very clean.
We ate at the Brook House Inn twice in 4 evenings; very good food and lovely people.
We spent a day on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway, including tea & scones in the Fellbites Caf�.
Also visited Muncaster Castle with excellent owl & falcon displays and walked along River Esk to Stanley Ghyll Waterfall.
This was our first time staying in a pod; it was colder than I expected and got unpleasantly full of condensation by the morning.
Overall, fabulous area and campsite!
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
I do not normally review sites, but the "friendlyness" if that is a word, was unbelievable, Fantastic week, Thank you, really made our week more pleasent, good luck for the rest of the season
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Active break
Nearest bus stop: Gosforth 7 miles
Nearest train station: Dalegarth local service - quarter mile
Self Catering at Eskdale
from £135.00a night
Open - 28 February 2014 to 14 January 2015
This traditional Lakeland barn opens its doors to some of the Lake District's most stunning scenery. You'll discover mountain paths and riverside walks as well as family-friendly pubs featuring local ales. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits then this is an ideal stop off on your journey. Keen walkers have access to England's highest peak in Scafell Pike, as well as Britain's favourite view of Wastwater. Positioned near the village of Boot in a peaceful location at the end of the Eskdale Railway, the site is in an ideal location for walking groups.
Call 01946 723253 to book
Sleeps eight people
Outdoor area for bbq
“We have just stayed in the camping barn at Eskdale with two daughters and four grandchildren. It is a superb facility with virtually all the equipment you could want and plenty of electric points. The camp beds are good too. The site is lovely , and was quiet even though packed and full of families with children. The views are wonderful and the station for the steam train to the coast at Ravenglass is a ten minute walk away. The wardens at the site were extremely helpful and friendly, and the shop is very well stocked. The loo facilities seem new and are very clean. ”
- £135.00Per Night- High Season per Camping Barn - Member rates
- £135.00Per Night- Mid Season per Camping Barn - Member rates
- £135.00Per Night- Low Season per Camping Barn - Member rates
This traditional Lakeland barn will sleep up to eight making it perfect for glamping groups of family, friends, walkers or cyclists who, after a busy day exploring the area, may want to spend time relaxing in comfortable surroundings.
Booking please note
The tariff is based per property and includes VAT and all utility costs.
Holidays for complete weeks commence on a Saturday and short breaks can commence any day subject to availability.
Short break holidays are for three nights and are available from four weeks prior to arrival, subject to availability.
A deposit of £100 per week per property is required at the time of booking to confirm a reservation. The balance is due four weeks prior to the start of your holiday. For a short break the full payment is required at the time of booking to confirm the reservation.
Further Information For Eskdale
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Minimum booking periods do apply.