Please do not rely solely on SatNav systems as they will often bring you over the passes. Lakeland passes are not suitable for all drivers, may be closed in winter and are not advised at night!
1692 Wasdale is on the west coast of cumbria about 90 minutes from the motorway in either direction.
Our local pubs and restaurants will take last food orders around 8:30pm so if you are travelling late, it may be worth stopping to eat on your journey.
Here are our directions for the easiest journey:
From the North:
1) Leave M6 at J44. Follow A689 then the A595 to Cockermouth or 2) Leave M6 at J40 and take A66 west to Cockermouth.
From Cockermouth, take A595 south (pass Whitehaven & Egremont). 2.5 miles after Calder Bridge you will see the Red Admiral pub on the left. Shortly after, take the left hand slip road into Gosforth. Turn left at the mini roundabout and drive through the village.
Follow signs to Wasdale Head and Nether Wasdale. When you leave the village you will turn right over a bridge and then travel up a steep hill. We are the SECOND property on the right at the top of the hill. Look out for our sign.
From the South:
Leave M6 at J36. take the A590 toward Kendal. After 3 miles, take the A590 toward Barrow in Furness.
At Greenodd turn right at the new roundabout onto the A5092. This becomes the A595 at Grizebeck. Continue on the A595 following signs to Whitehaven. You will pass an ESSO garage at Holmrook and 2.5 miles later you come to a cross roads with Seascale to the left and Gosforth to the right.
Turn right to Gosforth and then turn right at the mini roundabout. Drive through the village following signs to Wasdale Head and Nether Wasdale. When you leave the village you will turn right over a bridge and then travel up a steep hill.
We are the SECOND property on the right at the top of the hill. Look out for our sign.
By Public Transport
There are no busses past 1692 Wasdale!
Our nearest rail station is SEASCALE which is about 5 miles away
Please be aware that there are no busses from the station into Wasdale.
There’s no Taxi rank at the station but taxi’s can be booked with:
Gosforth Taxi’s : 019467 25308
Eskdale Taxi’s : 019467 23227
Please note that due to our rural location, you will be able to see and do much more during your stay if you have access to transport.
Bikes can be hired from the following places. And they will usually deliver them to 1692 Wasdale for you.
Marra Bikes & Boards
Denton House, Gosforth. CA20 1EJ
( ask about a discount for 1692 Wasdale guests! )
Jacktrees Road, Cleator CA23 3DW