Local information for Eskdale
Local tourist information
- Walkers can reach England’s highest peak – Scafell Pike – and England’s deepest lake – Wastwater – from site. There are also walks for those who prefer flatter paths, including one which follows the route of the River Esk.
- The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway – La’al Ratty – terminates at Dalegarth Station, a few minutes’ walk from site.
- Hardknott Fort was constructed by the Romans in the second century.
- Hardknott and Wrynose Pass offer a thrilling car ride over the mountains to Ambleside and Windermere.
- The waterfall Stanley Ghyll Force is 60ft high in a dramatic deep and narrow gorge.
- Fold End Gallery exhibits the work of several local artists.
- Eskdale Mill is a rare example of a working, two-wheel water corn mill. It houses an exhibition explaining the milling process from corn to flour.
- Muncaster Castle has an interactive facility in the Old Dairy. It gives visitors more information on the castle, gardens and owls as well as games and quizzes.
- Cycle on the newly-created Eskdale Cycle Trail which runs between Eskdale and Ravenglass.
- Boot boasts three traditional Lakeland pubs within easy walking distance of the site. The Boot Beer festival is in June.
- The quiet undiscovered coast of Cumbria and the Roman harbour at Ravenglass are a short drive away.
- Go Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Abseiling, Archery, Rock climbing, Kayaking, Sailing or Biking with River Deep Mountain High outdoor activity provider.
Nearest train station: Dalegarth local service - quarter mile
Nearest bus: Gosworth 7 miles