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Rockwood is a beautiful, comfortable self-catering holiday cottage located in Eskdale Green, Eskdale, Cumbria, in the Western Lake District (the English Lakes).

Eskdale is bordered by Wasdale and  Wastwater to the north and the Duddon valley to the south.  Eskdale provides easy access to the high fells on Scafell, Scafell Pike, Bow Fell, Harter Fell among others.  The river Esk (and rivers Mite, Duddon and Irt) provide many beautiful riverside walks and gentle rambles.

Eskdale is home to the famous Ravenglass & Eskdale narrow gauge steam railway, known as the “Ratty” or “La’Al Ratty”, which starts from Ravenglass on the Cumbrian coast and ends at Dalgarth (Boot) in Eskdale.  Irton Road station is down a short lane opposite the house.

Rockwood welcomes pets and responsible pet owners.  The house is locates on the edge of the village of Eskdale Green.  There is a well-stocked local shop and two pubs (“The Bower House” and the King George IV”) within easy walking distance.

Eskdale holiday cottages

There are many self-catering holiday cottages in Eskdale and Wasdale.  However, Rockwood has been described by a recent visitor who has stayed in a number of them as the “best self-catering cottage in Eskdale”.  We hope you choose Rockwood for your self-catering holiday cottage in Eskdale in the Lake District

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Links to information for visitors

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General information

Links to sites providing general information for visitors to the Lake District and the Eskdale and Wasdale areas in particular, including places to visit, things to do and places to stay.

Go Lakes

Visit Cumbria

Lake District Guide

Places to visit

Links to visitor attractions and interesting places to visit in Eskdale or which can be reached by a short drive from Eskdale Green.
 Note that this is only a small selection - see the links above for details of many other attractions.

Ravenglass & Eskdale railway

Muncaster Castle

Holker Hall

Eskdale Mill

Beacon Museum Whitehaven

Maryport Marina

Pencil museum (Keswick)

Eskdale Stores

Beer matters

Links to some of the pubs close to Rockwood, all of which serve good food.  More importantly they also all sell a selection of locally brewed beers - a visit to West Cumbria would not be complete without sampling their generally excellent products.  If you are in East Anglia “The White Horse” at Edwardstone (Suffolk) is well worth a visit.

Bower House Inn (Eskdale Green)

King George IV (Eskdale Green)

Brook House Inn (Boot)

Boot [Burnmoor] Inn (Boot)

Woolpack Inn (Upper Eskdale)

The Bridge Inn (Santon Bridge)

Strands Hotel (Nether Wasdale)

The Screes Inn (Nether Wasdale)

Wasdale Head Inn (Wasdale)

West Cumbria CAMRA

White Horse (Edwardstone)

Mill Green Brewery (Edwardstone)

Other resources

Links to a selection of sites which you might find helpful for your visit (eg current weather forecast for the Lake District, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team) or otherwise worth a look for people interested in mountaineering and the environment.

Weather forecast (met office)

Cheap OS maps (Dash4it)

Ordinance Survey (maps)

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

Lake District Walks (David Hall)

Wainwright Walks

British Mountaineering Council

Glenmore Lodge (sportscotland)

Int. School of Mountaineering

British Cycling


Greenpeace UK

Other accommodation

Ian and Madeleine Warren have converted a traditional Lake District farmhouse, farm cottage and farm buildings into charming holiday accommodation at nearby Santon Bridge - visit their website for further information.

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