Location of Swinsty
DirectionsDirections to the cottage are as follows:
Leave M6 at junction 40 Penrith.
Take first exit from roundabout, signed A66 North Lakes & Keswick.
After 1 mile is another roundabout, take first exit signed A592 Ullswater.
Follow road for about 3 miles to T-junction, turn left to Pooley Bridge.
Through village, soon after Sun pub (on left) fork right at a mini roundabout to
Howtown and Martindale.
After 150m turn right at crossroads: you are now on a direct road to us.
After about 4 miles (and after passing Sharrow Bay hotel and the turning to Howtown hotel)
go over a cattle grid; road climbs steeply up with 3 hairpin bends.
Descend into Martindale and take right fork (usually) signed Sandwick.
This is a steep descent, to avoid this go left at the fork and then first right and it is a
much more gradual descent.
Follow road to next signpost and turn sharp RIGHT signed Sandwick.
After about 400m turn right over a narrow bridge with white railings.
The road ends in another 50m at 2 gates. The right gate is marked Swinsty; go
through this and along a track for 150m and you reach the house.
Distance from Pooley Bridge to Swinsty is about 6 miles.
The postcode for Swinsty is CA10 2NF