Visit Ravenglass & Eskdale

  • Eskdale Landscape
  • Muncaster Castle
  • Eskdale Camping
  • Eskdale Yurt
  • Eskdale Landscape
  • Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway

about Eskdale and Ravenglass:


• The green fields and woodlands of the valley of Eskdale, complete with the sparkling thread of the river Esk, penetrate deep into the central Lakeland fells.

• The only exit is via the Hardknott Pass- a tortuous zigzag of switchback bends and steep inclines that is not for the faint-hearted.

• In the heart of this lovely valley is the small village of Boot, home to a working corn mill, three real-ale pubs and a micro-brewery.

• At the coastal end lies Ravenglass where three rivers meet (Esk, Irt, and Mite) to form an estuary and natural harbour.

• A former Roman port and fishing town where ships once docked, Ravenglass is now better known as a terminus for the Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway or La'al Ratty.

• A little inland stands Muncaster Castle, ancient family seat of the Pennington family.

• Nearby is Waberthwaite, famous for Richard Woodall's hams, bacons and Cumberland Sausage that are regularly despatched to the Queen.

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Natural Enviroment

Places to visit

The Wild Olive


Allan Bank


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