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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 205 Reviews
                9/10 from 205 Reviews

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 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   Motorhome Pitches   Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <1 mile   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Dog Walk 

Reviews:  205 in total, now showing 41 to 50                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MankySteve 2 reviews from this member

We did three nights here just before the school broke up. Great site clean and tidy beautifully site and location.

Only complaint is that I'd like a freezer with 24 hour access to freeze our Own ice blocks in, rather than paying a charge and a few more shower and toilets wouldn't go amiss. We would go. Back to The site quite happily.

Staff were great shop was well stocked and great value expected for the ice block charge.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: BBeast1 1 review from this member

This was our 4th visit to the campsite. We have always loved staying here.

It is a great location for walking and visiting the Lakes.

The site is clean and well organised and it is quiet and relaxing.

The staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful. The shop is well stocked and not over priced.

There are separate areas for tents and you are given a large plot for your stay.

We are a couple with dogs so can't comment on the facilities for children.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sarahsop 8 reviews from this member

Immaculately maintained by helpful and friendly wardens, Martin and Sarah who along with their team ensured we all had a great weekends break!

Our boys were so excited to see a sign advertising a water fight, campers V the Team! I have to say Martin looked hilarious in his master blaster hard hat and fluorescent safety gear! Superbly organised ensuring the children had a great hours worth of watery fun whist keeping all the other campers happy was a credit to Martin & Co's organisational skills!

As ever the site has amazing views from all pitches. Clean washing up areas, washing machine and tumble dryer taking £1 coins. There is a drying room but thankfully we didn't need it this year! Showers were nice and hot and spotlessly clean at all times! The shop is well stocked and offers campers a facility to make a slice of toast or a cup of tea!

The children's play area offered our two some quality time away from mum and dad and a safe place to meet new friends.

Plenty to do in the surrounding area. Miles of beautiful lake land fells to walk, Maps available in the shop to suit walkers of all ages and abilities. There is the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway close by and a number of good Public Houses! We particularly enjoyed the Boot Inn this year although The Brook house Inn and The Woolpack were equally good.

We'll be back again in a few weeks, this time for a week!

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Donkers 15 reviews from this member

Stayed for 4 nights from Tues-sat in mid July and really loved this site. It exceeded the hype!

The site enjoys a very picturesque setting and seems quite remote, yet the village of Boot with a couple of lovely pubs is only a 5 min walk. Loads of walks for all levels direct from the site and the Eskdale railway 10 mins away - perfect location.

The site is immaculately maintained - it's evident that a lot of work goes into keeping it absolutely pristine! Lovely flat, spacious pitches(they are 'unmarked' as such, but you are advised where to position your unit and car on the area you choose), nice short green grass which is mowed pretty much as soon as a unit leaves. Immaculately clean and luxurious facilities (the best shower/ toilet facilities I've seen on any site!), plenty of hot water, powerful showers and all housed in a lovely warm block. 2 slightly negative points; firstly the ground is a bit rocky (not unexpected in the lakes) and I'd advise rock pegs. Secondly when the site filled up on Friday night the facilities were a bit stretched. Only 1 parent and child room and 4 showers in the ladies for 80+ pitches = queues. Also no baby change facilities in ladies or mens so if the 1 baby room is busy then it's the floor. I feel mean gripping about this as the toilets really were amazing but I could foresee issues.

Lovely play area in the woods for kids with a huge trampoline and rope bridges etc, rope swings for older kids. My 20 month old loved it.

Staff very friendly and helpful; went above and beyond in all aspects from helping choose a pitch to suit our needs (advised on shade etc) to charging phones & batteries for nothing and even gave us some bread rolls which were going out of date in a few days. Good little shop, well stocked and amazing Cumberland sausage!

Site was not quite full and very quiet mid week but by Friday was pretty full and starting to get a bit more 'rowdy', with lots of families - still was quiet by a decent hour and no real complaints.

Probably my favourite site in the lakes. But 4 days of sunshine also helped! Ace!

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Brigadear 6 reviews from this member

Fantastic site in a beautiful area. You are able to take a variety of walks from the site to match your ability. On the last full day of our stay we got soaked whist out walking, and it is the first time we have used the drying room. Whilst it was full to capacity [there were several Duke of Edinburgh campers drying their kit] it was a lot dryer in the morning than I expected. The facilities are excellent and the shop is well stocked. We have camped at this site many times and will continue to return.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: CVM17 10 reviews from this member

Stayed for the five nights of the Boot Real Ale Festival. A great festival, and enjoyed another with even more real ales just down the dale at the George IV. We enjoyed great weather and worked up a thirst by cycling and walking up hill and down dale. So much to enjoy in this beautiful dale and the ideally located Eskdale campsite could not be a better place to stay.

Everybody you meet - campsite warden, publicans, local people, La'al Ratty staff, other campers - is so friendly. We first stayed here in 2004. A great site then, but facilities are much improved since it became a club franchise. Very hot water at all times now compared to luke warm (50 pence charge) in 2004, but as you would expect for a club site. Need more loos for busy times and a site of this size could do with another facilities block. Not so much of a problem for motorhomers, but campers need to be up very early to avoid queues at busy times!

It will not be nine years before we return again!

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Johnson1007 1 review from this member

We were made very welcome and they were very helpful. The site was perfect. Clean facilities, quiet and with lovely views.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jonjules 5 reviews from this member

Just returned from this lovely site. We got a 2 day break just after the bank holiday rush and got the best of the weather.

Check in was very quick and we were shown available pitches although nearly everyone on site was packing up and we could possibly of pitched anywhere.

Facilities were immaculate and the wardens were very helpful and informative. The area is beautiful and the views from the site are amazing.

We tried the 2 pubs that are very close to the site and was very impressed with the friendliness of the staff.

The drive round to Wasdale Head along the shore of Wast Water is stunning.

We will definitely return soon to this site and would recommend highly.

Date of Visit: March 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Backro981 1 review from this member

Spent 4 days at this wonderful campsite over Easter. The site is in a spectacular location, much more so than you would think from the website photos. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, the facilities are about the cleanest I have ever seen and there is a very useful shop on site. The village of Boot has a couple of good pubs and there is another called the Woolpack a mile or two down the Hardknott Pass. This area is a walkers paradise, there are walks of all levels of difficulty from an excellent approach to Scafell Pike to a completely flat walk alongside the River Esk. Its a great spot, I cant recommend it, or the site, highly enough.

Date of Visit: March 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ajbibs 17 reviews from this member

Just come back from a 3 day break over the Easter B. Hol weekend at Eskdale - fantastic site, fantastic location. Located in the Western Lakes, this CCC site caters for tents, motorhomes & trailer tents but not caravans.

All the facilities on site are what you’d expect from a club site – heated showers and toilet block, dish wish and laundry facilities, drying room (if you need it), chemical disposal and two children’s play area, all maintained to an extremely high standard. Reception also doubles up as the shop which is manned by the wardens who can’t seem to do enough.

The only slight drawback that’s worth mentioning is the shower / toilets could do with being bigger – only 3 of each in the gents so not sure what it would be like in the high of summer when the site is full (presume the ladies are the same).

There’s no actual dog walk on site but having said that, it doesn’t need one as there are plenty of walks starting direct from site heading off in all directions. The majority of pitching is on grass but if needed, there is a hard standing area close to reception that can be used. Electric hooks are available but mobile and TV reception is limited.

The site itself is located a matter of minutes walk from the village of Boot where you’ll find pubs serving food and are dog friendly. As previously said, the site is ideal for walking from so no need to move the car / motorhome if you don’t want.

If you want something different during your stay, Boot also has a station for the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway which will take you through the scenic countryside back towards the coast. You could always buy a single ticket and walk back or get off at one of the intermediate stations to explore the area.

Would we return – most definitely.

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