Location of Yew Tree
From A66/M6 junction 40.
Take A66 west to Keswick and Workington
Continue past Keswick
Turn left into Braithwaite signed for Newlands Pass, Whinlatter and Buttermere.
Keep left in the village following signs for Newlands Pass.
Continue all the way over the pass ignoring all side turnings.
At the T junction on the edge of Buttermere turn right
Take first left into Sykes Farm
Go past the tearoom and through gateway to Wilkinsyke Farm
Cottage is the first one on the right (behind the Yew Tree!)
Park in front of the gate into the garden.
In winter conditions when Newlands Pass is closed or if you prefer not to drive over the pass:
Continue on the A66 to Cockermouth
Turn right at the 1st roundabout into Cockermouth (A5086)
Follow the road keeping straight on at the 1st set of traffic lights
At the 2nd set of lights turn right onto B5292
Stay on this road out of Cockermouth and continue on B5289 through Low Lorton
Just under 2 miles after Lorton turn left to Buttermere (B5289)
Follow this road alongside Crummock Water and into Buttermere
Continue over the bridge past the turning to the car park and up the hill
The turning on the right to Sykes Farm is right in front of you
Turn into the farm yard in front of the cafe and continue through the gateway to Wilkinsyke as above.
Please note that the shower in yew tree is out of action for the 2021 season. There is a full size bath in the bathroom.