Things to do nearby Esk View

Esk View is a great base for exploring the Lake District and all it has to offer. 

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The Eskdale valley is beautiful.  There are still more sheep than people here.  There are hundreds of fabulous walks right from the front door.  Why not walk down to St Catherine’s church, across the stepping stones, turn right and continue up the Stanley Ghyll waterfall.  My favourite place ever!

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Or head into the little hamlet of Boot (which amazingly has not one but two pubs!).  Walk right through the hamlet and you’ll find yourselves on the fellside where you can continue up to Blea Tarn and Scafell Pike beyond – England’s highest mountain!

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If you fancy a fun day out, then take a trip on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway – a miniature steam railway which chugs seven miles down to the coast.  While you’re at the coast there check out the Roman bathhouse standing inconspicuously down a small lane there. 

Also at Ravenglass is Muncaster Castle and Gardens – a full day out in itself! 

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Wasdale is the next valley along from Eskdale.  You can walk over the fell to the Wasdale Head Inn or take a drive down the Wasdale valley – Wastwater lake is just beautiful, especially on a starry night. 

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And if you fancy getting in amongst the crowds, then take a trip over Hardknott Pass to Ambleside with its shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas.  Be aware though, that Hardknott is not for the faint hearted – it’s England’s steepest and narrowest road.  Stop half way up to stretch your legs and check out Hardknott Roman fort.

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