Location of The Orchards
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 & Post Office on your right. Just after the village shop, turn left down Randlehow road.
The Orchards is on the left hand side approximately 250 yards down the lane. The entrance to the cottage is through the covered porch at the front of the house. There is a parking space in the driveway immediately on your left as you go through the gate, ample room for two cars.
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.
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 Orchards is on the left hand side approximately 250 yards down the lane. Entrance to the cottage is through the covered porch at the front of the house. Parking is on the left once you have driven through the gate to the property.
The postcode for The Orchards is CA19 1UA. Please follow the above directions to help you find the cottage.