GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eskdale Green Walks

2 miles (3.5 km)

This small Cumbrian village is located in the Lake District's beautiful Eskdale. It's a fine place to explore on foot with a tarn, woods, a Japanese Garden, riverside trails and two fine historic pubs for refreshment after your exercise.
The village is accessible on the heritage Ravenglass and Eskdale Railwayat Eskdale Green stationor Irton Road Station. In the village there's a pretty tarn next to the Gate House Mansion where you will find an Outward Bound Centre. The centre organises educational outdoor adventure activities such as rafting on the tarn, walking up a mountain or canoeing down the river.
From the station you can head north and follow footpaths past the tarn to the Giggle Alley Forest. There's nice woodland trails here with a pretty Japanese Garden designed byThomas Mawson.
You then climb around the back of the Gate House where you can enjoy some fine views over the area from Fell End. The walk then descends past Fishergate Farm to the River Esk where you can follow a riverside path along Milkinstead Woods.
To continue your walking in the area head west to climb to Muncaster Fell and Muncaster Castle where there's more great views and beautiful castle gardens to explore.

Eskdale Green OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eskdale Green Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Eskdale Green

  • Eskdale - Explore beautiful Eskdale and enjoy waterside paths along the rushing River Esk on this varied route
  • Muncaster Fell - This fine circular walk near Ravenglass climbs to Muncaster Fell with a visit to Muncaster Tarn and great views along the Cumbrian Coast
  • Devoke Water - This walk visits Devoke Water, the largest tarn in the Lake District
  • Harter Fell - An enjoyable climb to Harter Fell in the Eskdale area of the Western Lake District.
    You can start the walk from the car park at Birks Bridge, just over a mile to the east of the fell
  • Scafell Pike - Climb the highest mountain in England on this spectacular walk in the Lake District
  • Stanley Ghyll Force - This lovely walk in Eskdale takes you to Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall
  • Blea Tarn - This is a nice easy walk around the lovely Blea Tarn near Eltwerwater in the Lake District National Park
  • Crinkle Crags - Crinkle Crags stands at a height of 859m (2,818ft) surrounding the valleys ofGreat Langdaleand Upper Eskdale.
  • Ravenglass to Eskdale - This walk from Ravenglass takes you to the beautiful Eskdale in the Lake District National Park
  • Ravenglass - This coastal Cumbrian village is a great place for riverside, estuary and beach walking.
  • Wast Water - Enjoy a circular walk around one of the most stunning lakes in the Lake District National Park.
  • Irton Pike - This circular walk climbs to Irton Pike in the western area of the Lake District

Pubs/Cafes

The King George IV is an old coaching Inn with a pub and restaurant. There's a cosy interior and a nice garden with views of the surrounding countryside. You can find them at Holmrook, CA19 1TS.
There's also the Bower House Inn, another classic coaching inn dating to 1751.

Dog Walking

The woodland and river trails make for a fine dog walk. The two local pubs mentioned above are also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The village is only a few miles from the coast where you can pick up the Ravenglass Circular Beach Walk. There's lovely views across the Irt Estuary Nature Reserve with its abundance of wildlife here.
A couple of miles to the north west there's the climb to Irton Pike. There's some excellent views to Wast Water from this fine viewpoint. You can try the circular walk from Santon Bridge to visit the Pike and Irton Fell.
Just a few miles to the north there's Wast Water and the climb to the highest mountain in England at Scafell Pike.

Photos

Gate House Outward Bound and Mountain Centre - geograph.org.uk - 91973

Gate House Outward Bound and Mountain Centre set above the tarn.

Japanese Garden, Giggle Alley, Eskdale, Cumbria - geograph.org.uk - 3201143

Japanese Garden 1, Giggle Alley, Eskdale, Cumbria

Japanese garden in Giggle Alley Woods, Eskdale Green - geograph.org.uk - 682989

Japanese garden 2

View below Fell End - geograph.org.uk - 267447

View below Fell End

Forge Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 2996824

Forge Bridge

The River Esk, looking upstream - geograph.org.uk - 1059738

The River Esk, looking upstream

King George VI, Eskdale Green - geograph.org.uk - 4687009

King George VI, Eskdale Green

Eskdale Green, Eskdale, Cumbria - geograph.org.uk - 3201177

Eskdale Green cottage

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