We booked this campsite at the last minute without realising quite how remote it was! And google maps took us over the Hardknott Pass, which was a scary experience at dusk, and totally unexpected! Booking online was easy and arriving out of hours wasn't a problem - our tent tag and gate card were left at reception. There are no set pitches at this campsite but finding a quiet space was fairly easy - the rule is to keep 6m away from other tents. The grass was in good condition and our tent stayed mud-free despite heavy rain. The toilet block and showers were fine and kept in a clean condition despite the rain. We thought the small shop on site was excellent - all sorts of nice snacks, meat in the fridge as well as a good stock of basic camping gear. There isn't much to do here other than walking, though - my teenage son had hoped to hire a canoe for the afternoon but other than the Wasdale Inn down the road, this spot is totally secluded.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful campsite set in the spectacular Wasdale valley - home to England's deepest lake, highest mountain and smallest church. An ideal base for walkers, climbers, and others who enjoy the great outdoors. Tents and campervans welcome or stay in one of our camping pods or Nordic tentipis. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- National Trust Campsite- Wasdale Campsite Hotel Eskdale
- Wasdale National Trust Campsite Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria