AA 4 star Brook House Inn AA 4 star Inn Cumbria the Lake District

Eskdale at the heart of the Lakes

  • Brook House Inn
  • Brook House Inn
  • Brook House Inn at Sunset
  • Harter From Eskdale Green
  • River Esk At Girder Bridge
  • Upper Eskdale
  • Harter and Green Crag
  • Whillan Beck at the Mill
  • cows with Harter Fell
  • Grumpy Scafell
  • Harter Fell From Hollins
  • Eskdale- a great playground in winter
  • Roman Fort
  • Eskdale campsite only 100 metres from Brook House Inn
  • Spring buttercups

Eskdale is a wonderful part of the Lake District much praised by Wainwright and still safe from the madding crowds. The Esk Valley abounds with wildlife, from tiny tree creepers, badgers and foxes to majestic buzzards. Red squirrels are often seen in the trees around Stanley Ghyll falls and roe deer have even been spotted from the Hotel! A glimpse of a barn owl at dusk, the sound of evening bird song, the glory of the stars on a clear night are all part of the magic of Eskdale.

The area offers a plethora of walks, gentle strolls along one of England's most enchanting rivers or through the old oak forests and up to the impressive waterfall at Stanley Ghyll. There are many opportunities for the energetic to scale the heights of Scafell and Scafell Pike or quieter fells like Illgill Head or Harter Fell.
Whillan beck is a small river running down through the village of Boot, joining the Esk just below the vicarage. Above Boot the Whillan cascades down from Burnmoor Tarn past pretty waterfalls to the working watermill in Boot Village.
Eel Tarn is a 45 min walk from Brook House Inn, and affords great views of Harter fell across the valley. Eskdale is a wonderful area for walking with something to suit all abilities. In winter the high fells can be challenging, but the valley is usually clear of snow with its position to the west of the higher fells. Eskdale also gets less rain than other areas of the Lakes and is usually the first place to brighten up on dull days.

Wasdale which was voted the "best view in England" is just a 20 minute drive from Boot. For lakes with water sports Windermere and Coniston are about 45 mins away and provide a great variety of boats for hire and training so you can gain some new skills whilst on holiday!

For lots of information about Eskdale and things to do in the area please try eskdale.info and also see our links page

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The Thornley Partnership, Brook House Inn, Boot, Eskdale, Cumbria CA191TG Tel 01946723288