Birkhow - Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Eskdale, the Lake DistrictBirkhow - Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Eskdale, the Lake District
Birkhow: Self Catering in the Heart of Eskdale 

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The Surrounding Area

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Within walking distance

  • Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain
  • Wastwater - England's deepest lake
  • Hundreds of riverside, valley and mountain walks and climbs
  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway:
  • Muncaster Castle, with its azaleas, rhododendrons and Owl Sanctuary: &
  • Hardknott Roman Fort & Ravenglass Roman Bath House
  • Eskdale Corn Mill - still working with its waterwheel
  • Eskdale Golf - 18 holes of challenging golf set in the majestic Eskdale Valley await visitors to this secluded parkland course.
  • Ravenglass fishing village
  • Fold End Art Gallery
  • Fishing on river or stocked pool at Eskdale Golf
  • Stanley Ghyll waterfall
  • 5 pubs in the valley - please visit and for the two pubs that are within 15 minutes walking distance. The other three pubs are further up the valley in Boot. They include the Poachers Bar at Brook House Inn, The Boot Inn and also The Woolpack Inn.

Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Owl Centre

Within one hour's drive are most of the Lake District's attractions, including:



Golf Courses in Cumbria provides a list of courses. Within a few miles of the cottage are:


Eskdale Events

  • Eskdale Art Exhibition - held on the Whit Bank Holiday weekend in May at the Primary School in Eskdale Green.
  • Boot Beer Festival - held in June (
  • Eskdale Fete, Held annually at the Outward Bound Centre, Eskdale Green, August Bank Holiday
  • Eskdale Show - the last Saturday in September in the field by the George IV pub.


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