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GILLBANK: HOW TO FIND US

From the South

  • Leave the M6 motorway at junction 36 for Kendal/Lakes.
  • Follow signs to Barrow (A590).
  • Turn right to Workington (A5092) 3 miles beyond Newby Bridge and follow this road for 10 miles (it bypasses Broughton-in-Furness).
  • Turn right to Ulpha before the River Duddon (at the traffic lights 3/4 mile beyond Broughton).
  • After 4 miles turn left in Ulpha village to the steep hill signed Eskdale.
  • Follow the fell road to the King George IV pub (6 miles).
  • Turn right up the valley road.
  • After two miles you will reach the Brook House Inn. Turn left here.
  • Continue to the end of the road.
  • Opposite the Boot Inn, just before the hump backed bridge there is a track to your right (it has a wooden sign saying bridleway and no unauthorised vehicles - there is also a white painted sign saying no parking, tractors turning).
  • Go up this track, keep left when it forks and you will eventually come to Gillbank which is on your left just before the road leads to the Temple's farmyard. Please park within the grounds of Gillbank (there are two gates to allow for a full turning circle).

Please note: if you have satellite navigation, the recommended route often appears to be over Wrynose and Hardknott passes which can be very lovely but are incredibly steep (England's steepest road with gradients of up to one in three), windy and narrow. Following this route is shorter in distance but certainly not quicker than the directions shown above.

The postcode for Gillbank holiday cottage is: CA19 1TG.

GPS coordinates: Lat: 54:24:20N Lon: 3:15:48W

Public Bridleway sign

From the North

  • Leave the M6 at Carlisle (junction 44) and follow the A595 (signed Barrow).
  • Turn off at Gosforth and follow the road (6 miles) to Eskdale.
  • Keep going right through Eskdale Village until you come to the George IV on your right.
  • At the George, turn left up the valley road.
  • After two miles you will reach the Brook House Inn. Turn left here.
  • Continue to the end of the road.
  • Opposite the Boot Inn, just before the hump backed bridge there is a track to your right (it has a wooden sign saying bridleway and no unauthorised vehicles - there is also a white painted sign saying no parking, tractors turning).
  • Go up this track, keep left when it forks and you will eventually come to Gillbank which is on your right just before the road leads to the Temple's farmyard. Please park within the grounds of Gillbank (there are two gates to allow for a full turning circle).

 

Please Note:
The road to Gill Bank is a fairly steep farm track which is currently not in a good state of repair. We therefore advise guests not to bring low cars as these may bottom out on the potholes.

The farm track leading to Gillbank Holiday Cottage

The farm track to Gillbank holiday cottage

The farm track to Gillbank Holiday Cottage

The river running alongside the track to Gillbank

The river running alongside
the track to Gillbank Holiday Cottage

A cow in the fields by the farm track to Gillbank Holiday Cottage

A cow in the fields by the farm track
to Gillbank Holiday Cottage

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The English Lake District with its tranquil lakes, impressive mountains and warm welcome is the perfect place for a holiday, be it for an action packed adventure, a family get together or a relaxing break away from it all. Holiday cottages in the Lake District allow you to do all of these in your home away from home. You can do what you want when you want so if it’s mountain biking on the fells or relaxing in a Lake District Spa you can come back to your holiday cottage (often with open fire or wood burner) and have the space to kick back and relax.

Self catering also gives you the option of eating in or sampling a few different pubs or restaurants in the local area so you can get a real feel for what the Lake District has to offer. Sally’s Lake District Cottages offer fantastic cottages which you can see on their site and if you have a fury friend to bring along many are pet friendly.