Eskdale (Scotland)

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Eskdale is located in Scotland
Eskdale shown within Scotland
OS grid reference NY345895
Coordinates 55°11′20″N 3°04′05″W / 55.189°N 3.068°W / 55.189; -3.068Coordinates: 55°11′20″N 3°04′05″W / 55.189°N 3.068°W / 55.189; -3.068

Eskdale (Gaelic: Eisgeadal) is a glen in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The River Esk flows through Eskdale to its estuary at the Solway Firth.

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.