By car from Scotland and the North East:
You can either leave the M6 at Carlisle (junction 44) following the signs for Cockermouth on the A595, then for Whitehaven. Stay on the A595 until Holmrook. At Holmrook take a left for Wasdale Head / Santon Bridge.
Or, take junction exit 40 (at Penrith) on the M6, and travel to Ambleside on the A66/A591. From Ambleside take the A593 towards Langdale / Coniston
By car from the South:
Leave the M6 at J36 follow signs for Lakes/ Windermere
Take exit off the A591 onto A590 following signs For Barrow. 3 Miles beyond Newby Bridge turn right onto the A5092. At Greenodd turn right onto the A595. Follow this road past Broughton in Furness then turn right at some traffic lights, just before the river Duddon. Follow this road to Ulpha, cross the river then take the next left, sign posted for Eskdale. Follow this road across Birker Moor and you will see the King George IV pub on the left.
If conditions are icy follow as above but stay on the A595 at the traffic lights (just before the river Duddon). At Holmrook take a small lane to Irton.
Take the A593 towards Langdale / Coniston...
The nearest train station is Ravenglass Rail Station (RAV) (6 miles).
Northern Rail operate the Cumbrian Coast railway line connecting many towns and villages of the Western Lake District with Carlisle in the north and Barrow-in-Furness in the south. The railway provides a scenic route through the Lake District and links with the West Coast Main Line at Carlisle for connections to the North East, Scotland, Yorkshire and the south and with trains to Lancashire, Manchester and Manchester Airport at Barrow-in-Furness.
Many attractions in the Western Lake District, such as Maryport, Millom, Whitehaven and Workington, can be visited using the Cumbrian Coast railway line and what better way to visit the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway than going by train.
To plan your journey or for further information on Northern Rail please visit: www.northernrail.org or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
For details on how to travel to the Western Lake District by rail visit:
The Eskdale Railway (La'al Ratty):
The La'al Ratty, a narrow gauge steam railway that travels from Boot to Ravenglassand offers a number of return journeys each day (seasonal). As Ravenglass Rail Station (RAV) is also a main line station it is actually easier for visitors by train to reach Eskdale than many places in The Lake District.
For the King George IV Inn get off the train at ‘Eskdale Green’. From there the King George is five minutes (0.2 miles) walk away, turning right at the main road.
Visit ‘Ravenglass Railway’ website - www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk
Public transport information:
For comprehensive public transport information, including bus, boat and rail services in the Western Lake District and across Cumbria, call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 . Lines are open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
Gosforth - 019467 25308