From the M6 Motorway
Leave the M6 at junction 36 then turn onto the A590 to Barrow-in-Furness. Stay on this road for about 15 miles through Newby Bridge. At the Greenodd roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A5092 Whitehaven and Workington road. Follow this road for 6 miles to Grizebeck.
Beckstones Farmhouse, Beckstones Cottage and Old Beckstones
Post code for Sat Nav users: LA17 7XS
Sat Nav Users, please print off and use these directions when you get close because Sat Nav devices often get people lost in this area!
On the A5092 about 5 miles from Greenodd, you will drive up a long, steep hill. As you pass the top of the hill, you will see the junction for Burlington Slate Quarry on your left. Continue down the main road for another 600 yards. You will see a gradient sign that reads ‘8% Steep Hill’ on the right hand side. Shortly after this sign there is a right hand turn which is the entrance to Beckstones Farm. Turn right here and continue down the track. At the bottom of the hill, the first cottage on the left is Beckstones Farmhouse, the second cottage on the left is Old Beckstones and take the steep right hand fork for Beckstones Cottage.
Keeper’s Cottage and The Cart House
Post code for Sat Nav users: LA17 7XN
On the A5092 about 5 miles from Greenodd, you will drive up a long, steep hill. As you pass the top of the hill, you will see the junction for Burlington Slate Quarry on your left. Continue down the long hill to Grizebeck village. As you approach the bottom of the hill, slow down and prepare to turn right. At the bottom of the hill, you will see a sign for ‘Woodland’ on the right hand side. Turn right here, and then IMMEDIATELY turn right again onto a small tarmac lane. Continue on the lane for about half a mile. At the top of the lane you will come to some buildings. Ashlack Hall is on the right. For Keeper’s Cottage and the Cart House, continue up the track at the ‘crossroads’ take the second right. Keeper’s Cottage is the first on the right and the Cart House is straight ahead.
Ashlack and Beckstones are around 30 minutes from junction 36 of the M6. If you have problems or get lost, please ring us on 01229 889108.
The nearest station is Ulverston, but to get there you may have to change trains at Preston or Lancaster. The nearest mainline station is Oxenholme, just outside Kendal and the train service is very good either from Manchester or London Euston.
From Kendal, you can get a bus to Ulverston, or its a 40 minutes drive by Taxi.
From Ulverston, a taxi will take around 10 minutes to Ashlack or Beckstones.
K Cars tel: 01539 731000
Blue Star Taxis tel: 01539 723670
Geoff’s Taxis tel: 01229 586666
Go Cabs tel: 01229 58 21 77
Taxis Ulverston tel: 0800 625 0362
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