Location of The Old Post Office

Directions

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. Just after the village shop, turn left down Randlehow lane.
  • The Old Post Office is the first house on your left, just by the Randlehow Lane sign.

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 The Old Post Office is CA19 1TX.

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.
  • Keep going up the hill and as it levels out you will see the village shop on your left.
  • BEFORE the village shop is a road to your right called Randlehow. Turn down here.
  • The Old Post Office is the first house on your left, just by the Randlehow Lane sign.

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