Eskdale and Duddon Valley

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance to keep everyone safe

Valleys of many delights

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Eskdale and Duddon Valley

Things to see and do 

Two women walk their dog in early autumn at Tarn Hows

Planning your visit to the Lake District  

Get the best out of your visit to the Lake District by planning ahead. We've pulled together the tools, tips and guidance to help you make the most out of your trip and help us look after the Lake District. Find a car park, understand where you can and cannot stay overnight and get tips for ways to stay safe in the Lakes.

Swimming in the Lake District  

Swimming in lakes, rivers and tarns is a popular activity in the Lake District, but it is important to be aware of the risks involved before entering the water. Lakes and tarns can be deep and the water will still be cold, even on warm days. Before you set off, read the Lake District National Park's guide to swimming to make sure you have the right skills and equipment to stay safe in the water.

A river walk and train ride with spectacular scenery of the Eskdale valley

Steam, ride and ramble walk 

A ramble along the River Esk and one of Cumbria's favourite steam railways with lovely scenery of crags, woods, fields and the river.

Esk Ghyll conservation 

Outdoor adventure providers - please follow our voluntary code of conduct when taking groups into Esk Ghyll.

Eskdale and Duddon Valley

Places to stay

Eelbeck Cottage, Cumbria

Eelbeck Cottage at Eskdale Campsite 

Stay in the Eskdale valley with family and friends at our newest holiday cottage in the Lake District, located on the campsite in the heart of the valley, just a stone's throw from the village of Boot.