Location of Bank Barn

54.436892, -3.361559

Directions

From the South

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 36.
  • Follow the A590 and then the A595 signposted to Whitehaven and Workington. This route is somewhat twisty and has little dual carriageway.
  • Eventually you cross a river and enter Holmrook.
  • Gosforth is your next town (5 miles).
  • Turn right into Gosforth (signposted Gosforth, Eskdale and Wasdale). You should plan on 1.5 hours to Gosforth.
  • Pass through the village (carpark on left, Lakeland Habit village shop on right).
  • The road then forks (right to Eskdale) stay on the road to the left to Wasdale.
  • Pass church on left.
  • Stay on this road.
  • After 2 miles pass a turning to Nether Wasdale on your right. Ignore this.
  • After a further 0.5 miles pass another (unsigned turn on right). Ignore this also.
  • After a further 200 metres you will see a sign warning of a cattle grid. Turn left into Yew Tree Farm. If you go over the cattle grid on the main road you have gone too far.

Alternatively stay on the M6 and follow the directions from the North.

From the North

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 40 (Penrith)
  • Take the A66 west toward Workington
  • Then the A595 to Whitehaven and Egremont.
  • Once on the A595 south of Egremont pass through Calder Bridge (traffic lights and Stanley Arms Hotel).
  • After Calder Bridge, turn left into Gosforth
  • Pass through the village (carpark on left, Lakeland Habit village shop on right).
  • The road then forks (right to Eskdale) stay on the road to Wasdale.
  • Pass church on left.
  • Stay on this road.
  • After 2 miles pass a turning to Nether Wasdale on your right. Ignore this.
  • After a further 0.5 miles pass another (unsigned turn on right). Ignore this also.
  • After a further 200 metres you will see a sign warning of a cattle grid. Turn left into Yew Tree Farm. If you go over the cattle grid on the main road you have gone too far.

Users of SatNav beware!
The postcode CA20 1EU covers a significant and distributed area of the valley. Most route finding algorithms will take you past the end of the drive (the postcode centre is another 700m further on). If you go over the cattle grid you have gone too far.

OSGB: NY117054