|How to find
From the South
the M6 motorway at junction 36 for Kendal/Lakes.
signs to Barrow (A590).
right to Workington (A5092)
miles beyond Newby Bridge and follow this road to Broughton-in-Furness
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).
4 miles turn left in Ulpha village to the steep hill signed Eskdale.
the fell road to the King George IV pub (6 miles).
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
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
|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
- 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).
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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