Welcome to Eskdale

The village of Eskdale Green holds a traditional country fair over the August Bank Holiday, when local shepherds and breeders show off their prize Herdwicks and there are displays of hound trailing, fell running and local craftwork.

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$61.83 Day Trips & Excursions

Windermere Lake District National Park High Mountain Pass Tour

Take in the striking mountains and western fells of the Lake District on this guided full-day adventure. Travel steep roads through the Hardknott and Wrynose Passes, and take a ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway before seeing Wastwater Lake and historic Muncaster Castle's gardens. Depart from Windermere, driving through the majestic Great Langdale Valley toward the mountain passes of Wrynose and Hardknott - 2 of the steepest roads in England. Following the line of an old Roman road (the tenth highway). The journey from Langdale take you to Wastwater, the deepest lake in England overlooked by its highest mountain, Scafell Pike in the background. The area features "Britain's Favourite View," it captures the lake surrounded by the sheer, rugged slopes of the Wastwater Screes.  Arriving in Eskdale we stop for lunch at a pub with a light lunch menu, before boarding the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Affectionately dubbed La’al Ratty, the heritage line takes you through enchanting, ancient woodlands down the valley. After your charming train ride, continue your tour to Muncaster Castle, here entrance to the grounds and Garden is included. The time here varies dependant on the day but you will have time to explore some of the extensive Gardens and view the Valley of which the Castle overlooks. On the way back to Windermere, pass through the beautiful Yewdale Valley as a picturesque end to your tour.

$19.32 Day Trips & Excursions

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway: Ride All Day Ticket

Originally built in 1875 to serve the mines of Eskdale, today, the railway provides a unique opportunity to take a step back in time. Travel the full seven miles of history between the once important Roman harbour of Ravenglass, The Lake Districts only coastal village at Ravenglass, and Dalegarth for Boot Station in the heart of the National Park. There are seven intermediate stops en route and the journey passes through ancient woodlands and mountain scenery including a view of England’s highest mountains, the Scafells ( 3,209ft). Take the opportunity to connect to the many walking routes and places of interest along the way, admire the estuary and mountain views on your journey and keep an eye out for some of England’s rarest wildlife including red squirrels.Excellent accessible facilities at both main station include licensed cafes, children’s play areas and free wi-fi, heritage steam and diesel engines pulling a choice of open and closed carriages, visit the free Museum and find out about our heritage at Ravenglass or visit the ancient St Catherines Church and Englands oldest Watermill whilst at Dalegarth for Boot. There are many walks and trails to suit all abilities linking intermediate and main station stops including Roman Bathhouse at Ravenglass (0.5 miles), Muncaster Fell (5 miles), Eskdale Cycleway (7 miles), Irton Fell (4.5 miles), Blea Tarn 2 miles), Giggle Alley Japanese Garden (1.5 miles), Stanley Ghyll Waterfall 2.5 miles) and Hardknott Pass (7 miles).

$483.01 Outdoor Activities

Private Hire - The High Adventure Tour

On leaving Windermere you will head towards the famous the Langdale Valley, famed for rock climbing and walking. You may even spot a local breed of sheep, the Herdwick, as you make you make your way through the valley.   You then begin your ascent of the steep Wrynose & Hardknott mountain passes. The views from the remote and narrow roads towards the fells are spectacular. Make sure you bring your camera, as there will be plenty of opportunities to take those memorable shots throughout the tour.  Arriving in the Eskdale valley, you will board the heritage railway affectionately known as La’al Ratty (little railway), as you make your way down the valley you will travel through ancient woodlands.  Next you travel to Wastwater, once voted ‘Britain’s favourite view’. This location has the deepest Lake in England with its highest mountain, Scafell Pike in the background. The lake is surrounded by mountains, creating a truly dramatic scenery, an image synonymous with the National Park.    You will then have the opportunity to explore Muncaster Castle’s Gardens, which date back to the 18th Century. Where a walk along Georgian Terrace can be enjoyed with fell views in the distance. Travelling back towards the central Lake District, we travel past Coniston and through the Yewdale Valley bringing to an end this classic Lake District tour.

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