Location of The Smithy

54.394091, -3.327291

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.
  • Keep going past the George IV pub, then past the village shop, down the hill, round the corner and then turn right towards the school.
  • Drive past the school. After the school you will see an entrance on your left. Take this and The Smithy is the second house on the left.


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 Smithy is CA19 1TW

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.
  • Drive past the Bower House Inn, then past the garage and round a sharp corner.
  • After the corner you will see a turning on your left going towards the school. Take this turning.
  • Drive past the school. After the school you will see an entrance on your left. Take this and The Smithy is the second house on the left.