Woolpack Lodge


£460 - £1240

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Departure time:
Pets Allowed?:
not enclosed
Fire type:
electric fire
Nearest Pub:
On site

Nestled in the stunning surroundings of the Eskdale Valley right in the grounds of a lively and well-loved rural pub is The Woolpack Lodge. Sleeping up to seven people in lodge-style accommodation and boasting simply beautiful views of its majestic surroundings, it makes an ideal base for a family or group to make the most of the area's outdoor delights. The timber building gives its bedrooms a cosy feeling while a well thought-through open plan living space makes for sociable get-togethers. Added to this guests can arrange to hire a hot tub which can be placed on the private decking area from which you can revel in the gorgeous scenery or Eskdale's epic dark skies.

This area is an absolute paradise for the outdoor enthusiast whether it's gentle riverside ambles or adrenaline fuelled adventures that float your boat. For the well-prepared and experienced walkers among you both Scafell and Scafell Pike can both be scaled right from the door while the less confident can find easy paths and bridleways following the crystal clear River Esk. If you'd like your adventures taken care of by professionals then head right next door to West Lakes Adventure, they provide a fantastic choice of activities including ghyll scrambling, abseiling, paddle boarding and much more. The Woolpack Inn is almost a hamlet in itself, with live music and events taking place throughout the year (be sure to check out their calendar to coincide your visit). There's something to tempt everyone including real ales, home cooked traditional specials, delicious pizzas from its wood fired oven, fine dining in the Herdwick Room not to mention its amazing array of gins! Why not contact them to arrange catering in the cabin for a treat during your stay?

If you'd like to explore a little further afield there's plenty to do. Muncaster Castle lies high on a hill where the Esk meets the sea. It's a historic (and legend has it, haunted) gem with beautiful grounds and events going on throughout the year. The gardens are a must see when the rhododendrons, azaleas or bluebells are flowering. Take the wonderful La'al Ratty narrow gauge steam railway from just down the road at Dalegarth, it's been a family favourite for generations. For the confident drivers (and passengers) head over Hardknott and Wrynose Passes to Ambleside to experience a more bustling side to the Lake District, why not take in a film at their independent cinema while you're there?