Boat is a village in the Eskdale Valley, Cumbria in the Lake District in England. 10-15 people constantly live in the boat. In summer the number of residents may increase to around 100 in the short term when hikers and tourists come into town. Boat has two restaurants and a campsite. The current endpoint of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is located about 300 meters from the village. The place can be reached from the east leads through the Eskdale valley on a road. From the west, the road passes over the Hard Knott Pass and the Wrynose Pass two of the steepest passes in England, which are often impassable by snow and ice in winter.