Rockwood is a beautiful, comfortable self-
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-
Rockwood is in an ideal location to explore the stunning scenery, natural environment
and visitor attractions of the Western Lake District. There are many activities
to enjoy, including gentle country rambles along the rivers Esk, Mite and Duddon
to some of the most challenging mountain walking, fell-
Eskdale provides direct access to many high peaks including Scafell Pike, Scafell, Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags, Harter Fell and Illgill Head (above Wast Water). It is only a short drive round Irton Pike to Wasdale and Wast Water which provides access to the surrounding peaks of Great Gable, Green Gable, Kirk Fell, Haycock and Seatallen as well as being the start point for a number of the easier routes up Sca Fell and Scafell Pike. Wasdale Head also gives access to Mosedale which is ringed by the peaks of Pillar, Steeple, Red Pike and Yewbarrow.
There are numerous easy but lovely walks along the rivers Esk, Mite, Irt and Duddon. The lower Esk has numerous river side picnic spots, while the upper Esk has dramatic waterfalls and deeply incised gorges.
The area offers many other activities, including fishing, riding, bird watching,
swimming, etc. There are numerous places to visit, such as the Roman fort at Hard
Knott (upper Eskdale), Muncaster Castle and Wordsworth’s birth place, Cockermouth.
The Cumbrian coast has a rich and fascinating industrial heritage and the towns
of Whitehaven, Barrow-
Other parts of the Lake District can be reached easily from Eskdale. Langdale, Grasmere,
Ambleside and Windermere are a short, but spectacular, drive or cycle ride over Hard
Knott and Wrynose passes.
To the north of Eskdale are Wasdale, Ennerdale, Loweswater and Buttermere, while Dunnerdale, Coniston and the southern lakes can be reached to the south over Birker Fell.