Eskdale Campsite

UK England North West England Cumbria

Eskdale Campsite, Boot, Holmrook, Cumbria, CA19 1TH
With fields and fells all around, this is a stunning place to camp, and rightly popular with walkers and cyclists on the hunt for some classic Lake District scenery

The Lake District is arguably the most beautiful corner of England. With a combination of picture-perfect villages, sensational lakes and glorious green dales, this remarkable region is surely the perfect retreat for any camper. Described by romantic poet William Wordsworth as “The loveliest spot that man hath found” it’s hard to disagree, especially on a clear Cumbrian day.

Tucked away down a narrow country lane, Eskdale can be found in one of the Lake's more secluded pockets. Run by the ever-friendly Sara and Martyn, the eight acres of flat, well maintained grassland are backed by tall trees with a tranquil stream snaking past.

Upon arrival, you instantly realise Eskdale's facilities have been created with hassle-free camping in mind. Pitch sizes are generous, facilities well-maintained, and the fully-stocked shop is a life saver when you forget your toothbrush!

If you wish to get reacquainted with Mother Nature, then Eskdale’s location couldn’t be better. The site is ideally placed for reaching the impressive Wasdale fells or climbing England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Also right on your doorstep is one of the most beautiful train journeys in England, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. This historic, narrow gauge railway carries passengers along seven miles of spectacular scenery on an unforgettable 40-minute ride.

Eskdale has a cosy, friendly atmosphere and is a genuinely lovely place to camp, in a region with no shortage of great pitchup spots.

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The Owner Says

Eskdale Campsite offers a traditional Lakeland camping barn, 10 camping pods and 100 pitches suitable for campervans and tents. Nestled in the beautiful Eskdale valley, on the western side of the Lake District National Park, walkers have direct access to some stunning walks, including England's highest peak, Scafell Pike. Cyclists can enjoy the Eskdale Cycle Trail which takes you to the coastal village of Ravenglass, or, for the more hard core, why not tackle the Hardknott and Wrynose mountain passes ... the steepest in the country? For those that just want to chill, you can take in the spectacular scenery from the La' Ratty Steam Train followed by superb beer and food from any of the 3 Lakeland pubs on the campsite's doorstep.

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Fantastic stay

Jun 12, 2018 by Clair

Eskdale Campsite is beautiful, picturesque, rural, clean and friendly, with great amenities. The shop is very well stocked, and has everything you could think to need whilst camping. We stayed on one of the car free, no electricity pitches, near the stream, which was heavenly (however remember the insect repellent!). Location was great for walking (within a good distance of Sca Fell and Scafell Pike, along with lots of other hills), as well as being local to many pubs (The Boot Inn was lovely), and the Eskdale and Ravenglass Railway. Would really recommend this site, the owners and staff were very hospitable and accommodating. Looking forward to returning.


Tranquil and spotless site

Jun 12, 2018 by alice.harrold

I have been camping for more than 4 decades and I can honestly say this is the best camp site I have stayed in. The views are breathtaking, the site was so well organised and so clean. The 3 pubs on the doorstep are fabulous - The Boot Inn being my favourite. AND to top it off a stunning waterfall right by the side of the campsite! Amazing place - Go, go go!!!


First camping trip success

Jun 5, 2018 by Emma

What a beautiful setting for our first experience with our tent. A lovely clean tidy site, great shop ideal if you have forgotten anything. Toilets and showers where clean all the time and showers are great. The kids had a blast with the other children they met on site and we got chatting to more experienced fellow campers who assured us we would love it, which we did! Generous pitches pubs close by and beautiful scenery. We will definitely stay again .


A glorious half term break!

Jun 2, 2018 by Kate Macpherson

We had glorious weather for our short break in Eskdale which made the whole experience more pleasurable! This is a lovely site, clean, well organised with helpful owners who made us feel welcome. The showers/loos/washing up areas are clean and there was always hot water. The shop is well stocked and there are some great pubs in walking distance, we didn't need to use our car at all for the three nights we stayed here. Some fabulous walks in the local area so no need to go further afield. Most of them ended at a pub.... The site was busy and could be noisy with kids at time, but it was lovely to hear them having a great time and being outside 24/7. The local river pools were busy in the sunny weather! Our 12 year old made friends immediately and we never really saw him when we were on site and had to drag him in for sleep....the mark of a great break!


Amazing campsite nestled under the fells.

May 14, 2018 by janie10

A warm welcome was received as soon as we set foot in the reception area. We had visited before so knew we were in for a relaxing weekend, walking the fells and tea at the fantastic Boot Inn..


Beautiful, peaceful campsitr

May 14, 2018 by Jenny

Just spent a weekend at Eskdale and can’t reccomend enough. The site is beautifully maintained with excellent facilities but you still feel away from it all. Fab walks directly from the site and 3 lovely pubs very close. Will definitely be back soon


Excellent facilities and friendly staff

May 9, 2018 by Sky

Great location to explore Cumbria with the best camping facilities I've come across - good showers, bathrooms, kitchen washing up area, drying room, well manicured gardens and very friendly staff.


Superb Campsite

May 8, 2018 by Chris R

Martyn & Sara are fantastic 'hosts' and couldn't do more to help. The site is immaculately clean and very family orientated. Flat pitches, great playground/trampoline for the kids and with so much to do on the doorstep there is really no need to move your car for the duration of your stay! Thank you - we will be back (a lot!).


Lovely setting, friendly staff and a great local

Apr 26, 2018 by Kate

We recently experienced Eskdale campsite on a beautiful hot weather weekend (when it was full) and in rainy mist during the week (when it was quiet) and throughout it was a fantastic holiday. The setting is lovely, with some great low and mid level walks near by. You can also hike Scafel and Bowfell though they are much longer treks. The Eskdale and Ravenglass railway is in walking distance. From the second we arrived the staff were lovely and very helpful. The toilet and shower facilities are clean and warm and they also have ample dishwashing and a laundry. The shop is very well stocked with all your essentials and then some and there is plenty of info on local attractions and the standard and mountain weather forecasts. There are three pubs near by. We tried the two dog friendly pubs, the woolpack and boot Inn. Both were great but we loved the Boot Inn - the food and ale were great. Highly recommended


Wonderful campsite in stunning location

Aug 9, 2017 by Rochelle JJ

Lovely campsite with great facilities - including useful drying room, hot and powerful showers and a thoughtfully stocked shop which even included toast and coffee if feeling lazy with the camping stove! The surrounding area is beautiful for walking or wild-swimming in the Esk just upstream from the church! Food at the nearby Boot inn was perfect too. Will definitely be back!


Great site in a less crowded part of the Lakes

Aug 8, 2017 by Giles Pattison

Despite the rather patchy weather we all had a brilliant time at Eskdale. It's brilliantly run, with a well stocked shop and immaculate facilities. Beautiful setting, three pubs within walking distance, dog friendly, couldn't ask for more.


Nice family site, directly at the lake with easy access to wray castle

Aug 2, 2017 by akkson

Good facilities, plenty of space to pitch our tent. We particularly liked the gorgeous walk from campsite to wray castle.


Fantastic site for adventure family camping in gorgeous nature

Aug 2, 2017 by akkson

Modern, very well maintained facilities, plenty of space for tents. Our kids loved the two playgrounds, especially the trampoline and made quickly friends with other kids. Owners were very nice and gave us useful advice. Beautiful nature with rich opportunities for hikes and outdoor adventures. We'll come again!


Gorgeous family break

Apr 23, 2017 by Sally

We had a great time at Eskdale staying in a pod The campsite was very well kept with great facilities. Everything was super clean and fresh smelling and the owners could not do enough for us. The local pubs were perfect and we will be going back to this site in the summer for a longer stay. Highly recommended!


A brilliant camp site

May 15, 2014 by Mikeywilks

We visited this campsite last year and were more then pleased it is a lovely clean and well looked after site with good facility's and well stocked shop the owner was extremely helpful and friendly we plan on going again soon

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