Eskdale (Scotland)

Eskdale (Gaelic: Eisgeadal) is a glen and former lordship in the county of Dumfriesshire, Scotland. The River Esk flows through Eskdale to its estuary at the Solway Firth.

Location in Scotland
OS gridNY345895
Coordinates55.189°N 3.068°W / 55.189; -3.068

In 1620, when 13 continuous days of snow occurred in Scotland, on Eskdale Moor only 35 of a flock of 20,000 sheep survived.[1]


  1. Stratton, J.M. (1969). Agricultural Records. John Baker. ISBN 0-212-97022-4.

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