About Eskdale

If your idea of a perfect camping trip is to park the car and not use it until leaving, then Fisherground is the place to be. Eskdale has so many great walks and other attactions, almost without setting foot on a road. Paths lead from the campsite to Englands highest mountain Scafell Pike.

Wastwater, England's deepest lake is just over the hill.

Riverside, valley and  mountain walks abound, with  climbs on the crags only minutes from your tent.

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway has a station on site and will whisk you down to the coast and dunes in about 40 mins. Also near Ravenglass on the coast is Muncaster Castle, with its azaleas, rhododendrons, gardens and Owl centre. 

Near the castle is Eskdale Golf Course only open by appointment. so Visit  www.eskdalegolf.co.uk for further details.

Eskdale Green is a tidy village with pretty gardens, some of which are open during the summer months. Two pubs are both within easy walking distance, The Bower House Inn and the closest being the King George IV

Up the valley is the village of Boot which has the Lake District's only working water powered mill. Eskdale Corn Mill has 2 working wheels and will soon be generating it's own electricity. With 2 pubs, The Boot Inn and Brook House Inn and the railway terminating at Dalegarth a few hundred meters down the road, Boot makes a great place to visit. Stanley Ghyll waterfall is featured by many local artists and photographers, it is a magnificent fall sheltered by a green canopy planted by the Victorians and now taken over by nature.

Further up the Valley the Woolpack Inn and Hardknott bar make a great stopping point on a circular walk from the campsite. The Woolpack also serves pizza on some nights. Soon after the Woolpack the road takes on a sharp incline as it ventures up Hardknott pass, on the way up the pass are the remains of Hardknott Roman Fort, well worth a visit with its backdrop of the Scafell massiff.

Within an hour's drive

Most of the Lake District attractions, including Boating on Derwentwater, Coniston or Windermere.
Windermere with its Steamboat Museum, marina,  and sailing boats for hire. Horse riding or pony trekking on the beaches or fells.
Dozens of Historical Houses and Castle which are open to the public.
Indoor theatres outdoor theatres and the Theatre by the Lake.

And where would the Lake District be without its most famous poet, Wordsworth's birthplace and his homes, Dove Cottage & Rydal Mount are all within easy reach.

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