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Things to do in Eskdale

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mountain
“England's Hishest mountain, surrounded by stunning scenery of Wasdale and Eskdale”
  • 19 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“Classic Lake District valley of the River Esk. Can be done as a scenic drive from the farm via the beautiful Duddon Valley and returning via the Cumbrian coast.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Following on from Eskdale, a good point to tackle Scafell Pike from this side. Particularly stunning in autumn.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic Inn, serving good coffees, real ales and much more. Bar food served all day including traditional fayre, homemade flatbread sandwiches, you must try the pizzas from the traditional wood burning pizza ovens ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Outdoor adventure company in Eskdale offering canoeing and kayaking, ghyll-scrambling, paddle boarding, mountain biking etc.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Hardknott Roman Fort is an archeological site, the remains of the Roman fort Mediobogdum, located on the western side of the Hardknott Pass in the English county of Cumbria.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“carolclimb teaches skills and takes people on adventures, an incredible array of outdoor possibilities, based in Wasdale”
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
“If you car clutch and driving confidence is up to it, well worth a visit. Very steep hill with sharp bends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“A visit to the roman ruins is a must but be aware the drive is not for those faint of heart!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“A well located pub a short walk from the end point of L'al Ratty Railway route.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“In the words of Wainwright "Not many fells can be described as beautiful, but the word fits Harter Fell, especially so when viewed from Eskdale"”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“The highest mountain in England with a path to the top which involves scrambling but otherwise straightforward. Look at weather and If possible take a map and compass and know how to use them!”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“One of Wainright's favourite mountains, stately Bowfell rises at the head of Great Langdale offering some of the finest walking in the district.”
  • 1 local recommends