Directions by Road

NB.If you intend to use Satnav based on the postcode, you will end up 2 miles from us!

Some satnav systems allow an exact location to be typed in.
This is the latitude and longitude for Woodend:
54.354777, -3.279537
on some systems this has to be input as
N 54.354777, W -3.279537

Please print off the directions so that you have them for the last 2 miles to prevent you from getting lost.

There are no signposts to Woodend so unless you know where it is and have a reason to go there, you are not likely to find it. This adds to the charm of the place so apart from the postman, occasional delivery vehicle, cyclist and walker, no-one disturbs the peace and quiet.

If you are visiting us, before you start your journey:

Check traffic flow and holdups

From Scotland and the North East

  • Leave the M6 at Carlisle and follow the signs for Cockermouth on the A595 then for Whitehaven.
  • Stay on the A595 until Gosforth then turn left through the village and second right for Eskdale.
  • Stay on this road past the King George pub IV on your right and head towards Ulpha.
  • Go up a long steep hill onto Birker Fell.
  • Follow this road across Birker Fell for about 2 miles.
  • Continue along the fell road past a black and white signpost on your right at a crossroads, that directs you to Ulpha (3) Eskdale (3) and to Stanley Ghyl.
  • Turn right at the next signpost on your right that points towards Ulpha (2 1/2) and back towards Eskdale (3) and head over a small bridge towards the gate and the single tree.*
  • Go through the gate, (closing behind you), and Woodend Cottages are the first buildings you come to after about 3/4 mile.
  • On the right there is a large parking area. You will have just passed the Schoolhouse on your left, the Bothy is slightly beyond this on the left with the Cottage and Buttery are on the right.

From the south

NB. Satnav If you intend to use Satnav based on the postcode, you will end up at Crosbythwaite farm 2 miles from us and the residents have recently added a small sign directing you one mile further.

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for Lakes/Windermere.
  • Take the exit off the A591 onto the A590 following the signs for Barrow.
  • Ignore any sign on your left to Ulpha at this time as there are two Ulpha's in Cumbria and this is the wrong one!
  • 3 Miles beyond Newby Bridge, at the Greenodd roundabout, turn right onto the A5092 signposted to Whitehaven and Workington.
  • Follow this road past Broughton-in-Furness, the High Cross Inn on your right and down a steep hill towards the traffic lights.
  • Turn right just before the traffic lights towards Ulpha and Seathwaite.
  • Follow this road to Ulpha across the river, past the immediate left turn with a 6'6" restriction past the Post Office on your left and then take the next left onto Birker Fell sign-posted to Eskdale and Wasdale (with a gradient of 1 in 4!).
  • Follow this road across Birker Fell to Crosbythwaite Farm
  • SATNAV WILL GET YOU TO HERE
  • Go over a bridge next to the farm and a through a tight right then tight left hand bend and slightly to your left (and in the distance!) you will see a single tree and a gate.
  • Go over a cattle grid and continue for half a mile to a signpost on your left that points back to Ulpha (2 1/2) and onwards towards Eskdale (3) Turn left onto this small road and head over a small bridge towards the gate and single tree.
  • Go through the gate, (closing behind you), and Woodend Cottages are the first buildings you come to after about 3/4 mile.
  • On the right there is a large parking area. You will have just passed the Schoolhouse on your left, the Bothy is slightly beyond this on the left with the Cottage and Buttery are on the right.

    *(Nb.If you miss this turn and find yourself at a crossroads signposted to Devoke Water and Stanly Ghyll or heading down a long steep hill then turn around and head back and retrace your steps.)
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The Cottages

The Bothy

Bothy

Self contained and detached offering "upside down" accommodation for 2 people. More...

The Schoolhouse

Schoolhouse

Self contained and detached facing due south up the fell offering character studio accommodation for 2 people. More...

The Cottage

Cottage

Traditional character cottage offering sccommodation for 2 - 6 people. More...

The Buttery

Buttery

Self contained adjoining the barn offering character accommodation for 2 people. More...

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Woodend Barn, Woodend, Ulpha, Broughton-in-Furness Cumbria LA20 6DY
Telephone 019467 23277 - enquiries@woodendhouse.co.uk
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