On this site you should be able to find all the local information you need, whether you are planning a great holiday, looking to go out for a meal or just want to know when the next beer festival is on!
Within the valley are the villages of Boot, Eskdale Green and Ravenglass, a Narrow Gauge Railway, a Castle,The last working Corn mill in the Lake District, several Galleries, 3 Campsites, 7 Inns and much much more.
The river Esk starts it's journey to the sea from high in the fells at Esk Hause, passing through Great Moss at the base of Scafell Pike then tumbling down through a narrow gorge and a series of waterfalls. The stream swelled by many becks becomes a river and encounters it's first road at the foot of Hardknott Pass England's steepest road. From here the river takes on a more gentle character with small rapids as it passes through some of the most beautiful oak woodland in Cumbria. The Esk is responsible for carving this remarkable landscape which is both picturesque and dramatic with majestic high peaks, stunning waterfalls and rolling green hills.
Hotels, Bed and Breakfast and cottages galore Listings for accommodation available in Eskdale, with links to book direct where available or by phone. Eskdale is a quiet but very friendly valley where the visitors' needs are uppermost, so come and stay.
Local Outdoor activities, amenities, shops, garages, doctors and chemists.
Map So where is Eskdale? This page tells you how to get here and also has a map of the local area.
What to do lists the local attractions such as the La'al Ratty narrow gauge railway and Muncaster Castle along with places which are a little further afield but ideal for those occasional wet days!
Photography shop View and buy scenes of Eskdale and Wasdale
Church As in most valleys the church plays its part, but not only for births, marriages and deaths, the church in Eskdale provides a backbone to rely upon, it helps with fundraising and provides a voice when required.
Weather Direct link to Met Office and the local fell forcast.
Links List of external links to local sites
History A bit like the History channel on Sky! We have Romans, Vikings, Celts, Iron age man and a bit of our own as well. They may not all still be here but they have certainly left their mark.
9th-12th June 2022 at Brook House Inn and the Woolpack Inn, over 100 real ales, in 3 real friendly pubs. Boot Beer Festival 2022
Riverside walks New way markers and a leaflet available locally
More walks Favourite rambles, ambles and climbs from the valley
Eskdale Show on the 24th September 2022. A very fine day out with Herdwick sheep and much more
The Art Show is back, Saturday 28th - Monday 30th May 2022