Location of Wasdale View (Wasdale Head)

54.43859, -3.320968

Directions

From the South

  • Leave the M6 motorway at junction 36 for Kendal/Lakes.
  • Follow signs to Barrow (A590).
  • Turn right to Workington (A5092)
  • Follow the coastal road (A595) through Bootle & Waberthwaite
  • Go past Ravenglass and after a couple of miles turn right towards Santon Bridge (just before the Esso garage on the left)
  • Make your way to Santon Bridge and at the end of the road turn left.
  • After 50 yards turn right (signed to Wasdale)
  • Go along this road for about five minutes and you will pass over a bridge.
  • Once over the bridge, immediately turn right and then right again (signed Wasdale Head).
  • Carry on along this road as it takes you to the lake and then alongside it.
  • At the T-Junction turn left and follow this road for half a mile.
  • At the first buildings you arrive at turn left into the parking area across the road.
  • The gateway for Wasdale View is is just to the right of the stone fronted building.  Go to the back of the building and the apartment is on the first floor on the right hand side (number 3).

From the North

  • Leave the M6 at Carlisle (junction 44) (or Junction 40 at Penrith if coming from the South) and follow the A595 (signed Barrow).
  • A few miles after you have gone through Calder Bridge and turn off right to Gosforth (it is well signed).
  • Turn left at the mini roundabout (where there is a triangle of pubs).
  • Keep on this road (following signs for Wasdale and then Wasdale Head) for just over five miles.
  • You will pass a house called Low Greendale on your left, continue on to the next settlement of houses and turn right into the shared parking area.
  • The gateway for Wasdale View is is just to the right of the stone fronted building. Go to the back of the building and the apartment is on the first floor on the right hand side (number 3). 

Please note, the route given in the directions "from the South" can become congested in the summer so it might be better to follow the above directions "from the North", via Gosforth.