Motorhome Pitch (no electric hook-up)
- Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
The Owner Says
Fisherground Campsite is set right in the heart of Eskdale, one of Cumbria's loveliest valleys. Here on the West side of the Lake District we get less rain and more sun than our famous cousins the other side of Scafell. In this quiet valley there is still the Peace and Tranquility that should be Lakeland - but rarely is in the bustling centres. Peace is the watchword on the Campsite too. We welcome Walkers and Families alike, and every effort is made to ensure you enjoy your stay with us.
We have an adventure playground with rafts on the pond, a tree house, a zip wire, Tarzan ropes, and an adventure course. We are one of the few campsites that do allow campfires, we only ask to please use our onsite fire-pits, don't forget your marshmallows and toasting forks! Sacks of dry logs are available on site.
We have recently refurbished our toilet block, it is modern, clean, airy and spacious. They include hand dryers and hair dryers and coin operated showers. We also have 6 deep sinks for washing-up and hot water is free and always available! The laundry room has a washing machine which is operated by tokens (available from the warden) washing powder is also included. There are 3 tumble dryers available, which are operated by 50p's. We have a boot drier for those of you who love walking whatever the weather!
About Fisherground Campsite
Suitable ForTents, motorhomes, VW-sized campervans, (well-behaved) dogs – yes. Noisy folks – no.
Go by steam train to Ravenglass (01229 717171), or make the short trip to Dalegarth. From here you can walk into Boot or up to Stanley Force, following the tumbling beck up to the waterfall. A short walk towards Eskdale Green takes you along the River Esk, where a shallow area by the bridge is a good spot for a quick, if chilly, dip. There are 100's of good walks near to the site – from lower level rambles to Munster Castle (about a 3hr round trip; 01229 717614), to challenging all-day hikes up Scafell Pike, England's highest peak – or bring your bike along. Eskdale Green is the closest village, where there's a small store selling all the food and essentials needed for a camping trip – they even sell waterproofs. The shop is within easy driving distance (5 minute's by car).
Food & DrinkThere are options galore in the area for a good meal and a thirst-quenching pint, with four places less than 2 miles away. The Brook House Inn (01946 723288) is closest – just a 10 minute walk away – and features a varied menu (with classics such as beef pie and Cumberland sausage with mash), not to mention 180 whiskies on offer to try! They serve a range of real ales, such as local ale Langdale, Hawkshead Windermere pale and a range of guest beers. Jut a couple of minutes further along is the Boot Inn (01946 723711), a traditional place offering home-cooked food and stunning views. Try their minted lamb Henry or gammon steak. The King George IV Inn (01946 723470) and The Woolpack (01946 723230) are also worthy options. Slightly further afield lie Italian The Wild Olive (01946 725 999) and the Bower House (01946 723 244), a dog-friendly watering hole with a beer garden.
Marshmallow-toasting? Check. Water? Check. Playgrounds? Check. Trains? Check – all the the things that make camping really cool for kids. And you can even arrive at the site's own station by steam locomotive.
Fisherground Campsite is located at Fellside Cottage, Eskdale, Holmrook, Cumbria CA19 1TF
From the south, leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow signs for Barrow, then 3 miles past Newby Bridge turn right towards Workington on the A5092. Keep on this road for around 10 miles, then beyond Broughton-in- Furness, turn right at traffic lights towards Ulpha. Turn left in Ulpha village to the steep hill signed ‘Eskdale’, follow the fell road to the King George IV pub and turn right to Boot. The campsite is 300 metres on the left.
From the north, leave the M6 at junction 43 towards Workington/Cockermouth on the A595 then turn onto the A5086 to Cleator Moor and Egremont. Rejoin the A595, passing Egremont and Gosforth and driving through Holmrook. Turn left after the garage to Eskdale Green, follow the road to the next junction and turn right, then go through Eskdale village to the King George IV pub and turn left to Boot.
Beware of using Sat Nav if you want to avoid taking the white-knuckle ride over Hardknott and Wrynose Passes!A 618 bus (0871 200 2233) from Ambleside and Windermere stops at Fell Foot around 5 times a day.