We had a free weekend, so decided to use the tent we had bought two years previously!!, we had no idea where we were going, except we wanted to go to the Lake District, so I had a look on the net for camp sites, and thought this one looked nice, so we phoned up, bearing in mind it was the summer holidays, we managed to book a pitch for the night which we thought was very reasonable, if i remember right it was around £23, luckily for us the lady we spoke to at the campsite advised us not to take the sat nav route, and gave us other directions, which looking at the reviews on here was a good call, I dont know if i would handle the Hardnott Pass!!. We drove from Bolton, and it took about 2 hours to reach the campsite, It was a very beautiful drive, and when we arrived at the site we were immediately impressed, you book in at the site shop, the people are very friendly and helpful and answer any questions you have, ours were mainly about the local pubs, and then they show you to your pitch, we felt quite ashamed of our three man pop up tent, as everyone around us had these amazing, huge house like tents, with barbeque areas etc, it all looked very cool, anyway, we got over that, popped our tent up, and went off to explore, we had our 6 year old daughter with us and she was very impressed with the childrens play area, they had a large trampoline, and various other playground equipment, which backed on to a wooded area, and lovely walks, we walked for miles, then headed back to the site, The site also had toilet blocks with amazing showers and private changing areas, all very modern and clean, a drying room, and they also had pods and barns which you could hire which looked fantastic. We spent the evening at the Boot Inn, which was busy, lovely and friendly, with a large outside area, another fab play area, and the food was great. After a very soggy night in our tent, which leaked horrifically, and nearly suffocated us!! (DO NOT BUY £12.99 TENTS) they do not work!!, ours is now in the bin!!, at half five in the morning, we used those amazing showers, oh so good!! (all the other people were still asleep in there lovely huge, dry tents!!) and then we went for another walk in the woods, and then into Boot itself, which is such a pretty village, very idyllic, with a working old water mill, and then for a full English Breaksfast at The Boot In again, very huge and delicious!!, so that was our experience, so if you have a huge, cool tent, which keeps you nice and dry at night, I fully recommend it, we now have a much better tent, so no more soggy nights for us!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camping and Glamping site,we take tents and trailer tents. Motorhomes and campervans. we also have electric hook ups which are all 16amps. Fully licensed shop on site selling all the daily stuff. 5 star facilities. camping charges include every thing, no hidden costs. We have 10 camping pods and a camping barn. our pods sleep a family of 4 or 3 x adults and our camping barn sleeps up to 8 people. Pets are very welcome in our pods and barn as well as the campsite. 3 Lakeland local pubs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eskdale Camping And Caravanning Hotel Boot