Location of Kirkbank

54.388955, -3.32754


Leave the M6 motorway at junction 36 for Kendal/Lakes.
Follow signs to Barrow (A590).
Turn right to Workington (A5092) 3 miles beyond Newby Bridge and follow this road to Broughton-in-Furness (10 miles).
Turn right to Ulpha before the River Duddon (3/4 mile beyond Broughton).
After 4 miles turn left in Ulpha village to the steep hill signed Eskdale.
Follow the fell road to Eskdale (6 miles).
Keep going past the George IV pub, over the Ratty bridge and into the centre of the village.
Go past the village shop, down the hill and round the big bend
Kirkbank is situated on the right handside opposite the small road turning for Irton Station and Hollowstones
The driveway is at the side of the house

Please note:if you have satellite navigation, the recommended route often appears to be over Wrynose and Hardknott passes which can be very lovely but are incredibly steep (England's steepest road with gradients of up to one in three), windy and narrow. Following this route is shorter in distance but certainly not quicker than the directions shown above.

The postcode for Kirkbank is CA19 1TL

From the North

Leave the M6 at Carlisle (junction 44) and follow the A595 (signed Barrow).
Turn off at Gosforth and follow the road (6 miles) to Eskdale.
Go past the Bower House Inn (on your right)
You will then see a row of white terraced cottages on your left hand side.
Carry on for a few hundred yards and Kirkbank is on the left opposite the right turn signposted Hollowstones and Irton Station.
The driveway is at the side of the house