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Eskdale Campsite
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA19 1TH
Tel: 019467 23253  or  019467 23270
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Pitches: 100
Open: 01/03 To 14/01

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 207 Reviews
                9/10 from 207 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire 1 mile   Golf 1 mile   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  207 in total, now showing 101 to 110                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Timetoshine 3 reviews from this member

This is a great campsite.

We've been a couple of times and everything about it is fantastic. The owners are really friendly and helpful; even giving up their Sunday paper because I'd forgot to order one!

The toilet and shower block are immaculate and better than a few hotels I've stayed in.

There's a small play area tucked out of the way and a drying room for when its raining.

The location's great too, only a short walk from the Boot Inn where a pint of Dizzy Blonde can wash down a big slice of Boot Pie.

Eskdale and the surrounding area are all naturally beautiful and there are great walks to pass the day.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Feeblecat 40 reviews from this member

A gem of a site. First visit and will be followed by many.

Very helpful and friendly wardens; great toilet and shower facilities; the best and cleanest chemical disposal point ever (so my husband says, I wouldn't know about such things LOL); shop sells all the basics; wonderful views; loads of different walks of all levels direct from site (you could park your car for the length of your stay); 3 pubs within a short walk serving meals (only ate in the Boot Inn but food was great); accessible for most of the Lakes attractions.

My only small gripe was that I felt some of the units were very close together but then again, I did chose to visit on one of the busiest weeks of the year - half term (purely accidental as I wouldn't normally chose such a busy time).

I wish I could have stayed longer and will definitely book to go again as soon as I can.

Date of Visit: May 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Glossop Campers 1 review from this member

What a nice place to stay. This campsite was very peaceful and staff was so friendly, The lovely hot showers and toilet facilities were very clean at all times. The information room was very useful with pay phone as no signal on mobile phones.

We would recommend this site to all campers. Just sorry we didn't stay for longer but looking forward to going back to this lovely area. Three lovely pubs within walking distance from the site, that have great beers and lovely food.

Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Sue.too 2 reviews from this member

Love this site. We were staying before CCC came along. For walkers it is excellent. Big walks away from Ambleside. Oh and 3 pubs on the doorstep.

However it's been rather wet under foot the last few years. I know the weather has been strange but soooo many campers must have an effect too. It can't cope?

I love the place don't too many people come!

Date of Visit: December 2009 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Sazza42 17 reviews from this member

We had a few nights staying here in the Camping Pods between Christmas and New Year. There was snow on the ground during all of our stay, but the Camping Pod was cosy with the insulation and the small heater that is provided for you.

The campsite is in a stunning location with the fells rising up around you. We ate in the pub in Boot each night and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The facilities were lovely and clean - plenty of hot water as well which was extremely important at that time of year! The on-site shop looked to be well stocked as well.

The pods could fit 4 people, but it would be a squeeze in the winter when you want all of your gear indoors. However, there was loads of room for the two of us and we had plenty of space for the masses of gear we had brought. Each pod has a deck area out the front which I would imagine would be lovely for summer evenings.

Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fifi77 7 reviews from this member

What a lovely site! Great walking right from the site, two pubs in the village (we went to the one further up the lane - not the one on the corner) the one definitely allows dogs inside - and they gave our dog his own sausage while we were waiting for our meals so he's keen to go back! Facilities are very good and clean, although there are only 3 showers in the ladies so we had to queue every time, but it was a bank holiday weekend.

The shop has a good selection of everything - milk, bread but also different local meats and non-essentials plus some toys, balls etc. The site's really well kept and nicely laid out with benches dotted around although it was really busy when we were there. As there aren't many sites in the area I would expect that it is often fairly busy but it is a really lovely place so we'll definitely go back.

Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Steve McV 21 reviews from this member

We have just come back from Eskdale C&CC site & are now hooked on camping pods. The pods are very close to the toilets & washing up, & are grouped in two circles around picnic tables - reminded me of the covered wagons in the old cowboy films (Blazing Saddles & baked beans?)

They are a fairly cheap way of going away with little equipment. Cost us 40 per night. Probably not as comfy as a family tent with a bit more space, but great for a small family & excellent for year round breaks due to the insulation.

The location of the site could not be faulted. Local attractions are too many to list. Take (or hire) bikes. Follow the waymarked 9 mile Esk Valley Trail downhill to Ravenglass, then get the little narrow gauge steam train back up.

The site has an excellent range of facilities. The shop sells local produce including eggs, meat & real ale. The toilets were spotless in spite of horrid weather in April. In addition to the camping pods we stayed in, there is a self contained camping barn complete with log fire. The kids play area has swings, a small assault course & a trampoline. The manager owns an adjacent woodland & is happy for kids to play in there. Follow the path to the village of Boot with the oldest working water mill in the country at the end.

Brilliant site, brilliant location, facilities & staff. We will be back.

Date of Visit: December 2009 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: LMTyrer 3 reviews from this member

We have just come back from spending a New Year break at this site.

The camping pods had all been booked up so we took the tent and a van(we slept in the van as the snow made things a bit too nippy). However there were mad folks sleeping in tents!

We arrived by the light of a huge moon in a clear starry sky. The site is snuggled between picturesque hillside. The site was fairly busy for a New Year in the middle of nowhere.

Toilets and facilities were pristine. Showers lovely and hot even late at night. Toilets nice and warm too!

There is a small shop which seems to stock all the essentials you might need plus maps etc for the local area.

Local pub - exceptionally good food, beer and wine. Everyone was friendly.

Site seems to be a good central point for many different walks that suit all abilities.

We didn't do any major walking, just a stroll along the river - (just a short walk away). I don't know if you are allowed to swim in the lovely clear water but I think our kids may have a go, as we plan to go back in Summertime!

We drove up to Whitehaven which is a small town and would suit a mid-weather day.

The only criticism is the lack of signposting for this site given it is one of the camping / caravanning sites. As we were travelling in the dark also it was difficult to find first time around however we wouldn't have any trouble if we went again.

We did not even attempt the hardknott pass route - not sure if it would have been open given the snow. We went by main road up to Gosforth instead which is quite an easy route.

A little expensive at 16 per night for the two of us (High Season) but for a little piece of perfection we didn't mind too much.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jadec 1 review from this member

Stayed in August 09 with my partner and teenage stepsons. Word of warning-If you are not a confidant driver don't attempt hardknot pass, my partner had been before and enjoyed tackling it but I would never have felt able to do this route, nor would my small car!

The site was in a lovely location, lots of walks nearby. It was very clean and well run. Toilets and showers were spacious and only ever had to wait for a short time. We stayed when it was very wet but the site coped well, other sites in the lakes were flooded at the same time. The camping barn and camping pods looked fantastic. The site had a mix of people, there were families with younger children on site who loved the trampoline on site. Night time was always quite except for the noise of water at the nearby old watermill which was very soothing.

We would recommend this site to others, wonderful setting and perfect base for exploring. Only downside was that grumpy teenagers felt there was not enough to do on site, though us adults were quite happy..

Date of Visit: December 2009 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Biker7921 2 reviews from this member

My wife and I arrived to a very warm and friendly reception, the shop wasn't huge but all the essentials were there.

We were given a choice of pitches but the owner also gave us his opinion to which pitch he thought would suit our needs.

Every day the on site information board was updated with a 5 day weather forecast, every time we saw the owner he would come over for a chat, and enquire about our days activities, but we were made to feel at ease for the duration of our stay.

On our arrival we noticed that we had omitted to pack the heavy duty pegs for our awning, the owner went to his shop and got some for us.

There are 2 pubs within a 5 minute walk, one was a 'drinkers' pub, the other was an 'eating' pub, perfect so there was little or no competition between the 2.

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