Location of Force Mill
From the M6, leave at Penrith, junction 40, and take the third exit on the junction’s roundabout, signed A66.
At the next roundabout, take the second exit for the A686 (Alston).
Continue on this road for several miles until you see a sign, on the left sign for the B6412 (Great Salkeld/Lazonby), take this turning and drive for a mile or so until you pass through the picturesque village of Great Salkeld. If you reach the bridge over the river Eden you have gone too far.
On leaving the village of Great Salkeld, crest the hill and, almost immediately, take the first turning on the right (on the east side) signed Eden Lacy and then follow the single track lane for about a mile until you find a white gate on a corner with adjacent signs for ‘Force Mill’ and ‘Crakeld Holm’.
Proceed through the gate (please close it behind you and beware of the lambs in the springtime!) and continue to drive along the track, under the railway bridge until you reach the cottages.
Pass the sandstone converted barn (Crakeld Holm) you see on the right and continue down the slope to Force Mill, the whitewashed cottage down near the riverbank.
Please park outside the house. If you wish you may also park within Dutch barn, up the slope, outside Crakeld Holm.
The postcode for Force Mill is CA10 1BZ. Please follow the above directions to help you reach the cottage.
Grid reference: NY 559 380