Location of Fell Foot Cottage
DirectionsOn entering Glenridding village, follow signs for Helvellyn Youth Hostel. The road takes you up the hill past the Travellers Rest pub. You will reach a T-junction where you turn right, again following signs for the Youth Hostel (Gillside campsite is signed to the left).
The road continues steeply uphill, becoming a gravel track with a sign indicating access for residents only. After passing the first two terraces of cottages on your right and continuing over a cattle grid you will see Low, Middle and High Rake cottages as three terraces up the hillside to your right.
Car parking is on the left hand side of the lane where it widens, just beyond the sign saying ‘Residents Parking’. Dugout parking spaces on the right are allocated for Low and High Rake, so do not use these, and be sure to allow plenty of room for residents to access these spaces.
Middle Rake is set back from the road, behind Low Rake. It is accessed via a steep grassy track, not suitable for motor vehicles. If arriving at night, this track may not be easy to spot, and we strongly recommend that you have a good head torch available as there is no street lighting at all.