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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 to Broughton-in-Furness (10 miles).
  • Turn right to Ulpha at the traffic lights on the bridge before the River Duddon (3/4 mile beyond Broughton - but you don't need to go through 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.
  • Drive past Brook House (Poachers Bar), past the Woolpack Inn, down the road, round the corner, then up a slight hill and then Wha House Farm is on your right (it should take around 10 minutes from the George IV).

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 Wha House Farm Cottage is: CA19 1TH


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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.
  • Drive past Brook House (Poachers Bar), past the Woolpack Inn, down the road, round the corner, then up a slight hill and then Wha House Farm is on your right (it should take around 10 minutes from the George IV).

Hardknott Pass

Wha House nestles at the bottom of Hardknott Pass, a road linking Eskdale to the central Lake District. With inclines of 3:1 and hairpin bends, this is the steepest road in England. It's well worth an excursion for the drive itself but be warned, it's not for the more nervous driver (or passenger!).




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