We stayed here for two nights over May bank holiday and I have to say this place does exactly what it says on the tin. This is not the sort of campsite you go to for heavy beer drinking sessions and late night BBQs. They have a 6 metre between tents rule which means not only do you get your own space but fire risks are minimised too. There is also a very strict rule of four being the maximum group size. This resulted in zero annoying neighbours and decent nights sleep, you basically get a peaceful stay surrounded by other outdoorsy type people, as there is very little to do other than outdoor activities. This suited us down to the ground.
The toilets are spacious and clean and although you need 20p to operate the showers, they are fantastic with good pressure and piping hot water. Disposable BBQs are not allowed due to damage to the grass, but you can use a portable BBQ as long as it is raised from the ground and most people seemed to, the site smelled great around 8 o'clock.
The guy on reception was very friendly and the shop is well stocked with last minute odds and ends to make sure you have everything you need (including Bury black pudding, which the other half was very happy about). The location is excellent with great access to the fells and direct access up to Scafell Pike. There is a great pub a ten minute walk away with a cross country bridle way straight back to the campsite; although you will need your hiking boots as this did involve crossing several streams. All in all reasonabley priced considering what you pay goes to the national trust who do excellent conservation work in the area.
- Also Known As:
- National Trust Campsite- Wasdale Campsite Hotel
- National Trust Campsite- Wasdale Campsite Hotel Eskdale
- National Trust Campsite- Wasdale Campsite Eskdale, Lake District