From junction 41 of the M6 take the B5305 towards Penrith and Carlisle (A6) After 0.8 miles, join the roundabout and take the second exit onto the A6 (signposted to Carlisle/Plumpton/High Heskett) - you will pass Stoneybeck Inn on your right. Head north on the A6 for 1.9 miles. Turn right onto the B6413 - signposted Lazonby/Kirkoswald. Follow the B6413 for a further 5 miles through Lazonby and until you reach Kirkoswald village. As you enter the village you will see Laces car garage on the right-hand-side of the bridge which crosses Raven Beck. Once over the bridge, you will see the village shop, Ravenbridge Stores; directly opposite the shop there is a small lane/drive between houses which leads towards the beck. Aster cottage is located down this lane on the left-hand-side. There is no guest parking on this lane, but plenty is available outside to the left of Laces garage or in the village square.