Location of Moor Head
From the South
- 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.
- You will pass St Bega's church on your left, then the village shop on your right
- Moor Head is just beyond the turning for Randle How on your left. Parking for two cars is on a paved area just beyond 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.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS ROUTE IS NOT USED IN THE WINTER CONDITIONS. IT IS EASY TO GET A CAR STUCK ON THE PASS FOR DAYS - PLEASE USE THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES AS DESCRIBED ABOVE
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
- As you come through the village you come up a hill when you reach the top there is a parking area for several cars on your right
- Moor Head is just beyond this, also on the right. Parking for two cars is on the paved area just before the house
The postcode for Moor Head is CA19 1TL