Location of Scale End

54.386262, -3.31886

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
Follow this road for 10 miles (it bypasses Broughton-in-Furness)
Turn right to Ulpha before the River Duddon (at the traffic lights 3/4 mile beyond Broughton)
After 4 miles turn left in Ulpha village to the steep hill signed Eskdale.
Follow the fell road to the King George IV pub (6 miles)
Roughly 300m after passing the King George IV take the left turning for "The Green Station" just before the humpback bridge.
Go straight along this track (not to the right into the station car park), it turns right up a small steep hill over the train tracks
Just beyond a left turn to the neighbouring houses there is a parking space at the bottom of the garden
Carry on further up the lane to a cream double gateway on the left for the entrance and further parking space
Please note: The hill up to the cottage is a steep, unmade road and therefore can be tricky to drive if it is icy. You can use the railway car park to have a look at the road up to the cottage on foot first

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 right through Eskdale Village
You will pass St Bega's Hall on your right and the Outward Bound Centre on your left
Continue down the hill for 500m after the Outward Bound turning
You will go over a humpback bridge, just after this take the right turning in front of a white house with a signpost saying "The Green Station"
Go straight along this track (not to the right into the station car park), it turns right up a small steep hill over the train tracks
Just beyond a left turn to the neighbouring houses there is a parking space at the bottom of the garden
Carry on further up the lane to a cream double gateway on the left for the entrance and further parking space
Please note: The hill up to the cottage is a steep, unmade road and therefore can be tricky to drive if it is icy. You can use the railway car park to have a look at the road up to the cottage on foot first

Please note: if you have a sat nav, 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. Please be aware, this route can be tricky to drive in adverse weather conditions; in this event, it is recommended to research your route before setting off. Following this route is shorter in distance but certainly not quicker than the directions shown above. You may also find that the post code will not take you exactly to the cottage as it does cover a wider area.

Post Code for Scale End is CA19 1UE