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Directions to Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre, Ennerdale, CA23 3AX - Grid ref. NY139141.
PLEASE consider sharing transport as much as possible, and be advised that some of these roads are not very coach-friendly, especially if you meet your alter ego coming the other way!! Coaches not recommended.
Best route to Gillerthwaite from the South (A6, M6) or East (A65, A66) is via Keswick (or Keswick bypass). Leave M6 at junction 40 (Penrith) and follow A66 to Keswick, or go through central lakes from junction 36 via A590-A591 to Keswick.
From the North (A7, A74, A69) go via Carlisle on A595 to A66, or through Cockermouth and over the roundabout to the A5086 Egremont road and join below at point 3.
From the South Lakes (A595) go to roundabout north of Egremont, then RIGHT (northeast) on A5086 (Cockermouth, Cleator Moor). After 8 miles turn right at Signpost: Lamplugh Green/Loweswater 5/Buttermere 11, and a brown Caravan & Camping sign.
THIS IS A WORKING FOREST, and there may be large harvesting and contractors' vehicles operating. Occasionally there will also be other signs and obstructions to watch out for.
If you are approaching from Cleator Moor or Kirkland via Ennerdale Bridge . . .
. . . from the school in Ennerdale Bridge, follow the signs towards Ennerdale Water and Croasdale (or Crossdale, as one sign shows!). In the next mile, ignore the 2 right turns to Ennerdale Lake and the next right turn marked "Unsuitable for motor vehicles" (very narrow, rough, farm access road). Then after another meandering mile, follow the route above from Croasdale.
Large coaches may have great difficulty navigating the sharp bends at Cauda Brow, down the LGFC access track and in our yard. Coach drivers may prefer to stay on the A5086 and take the road via Kirkland and Ennerdale Bridge.
Your vehicle may be too long to turn around in our yard or car park - please consult the Warden before you set off. Large vehicles have been known to reverse down our access track before now!
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Gate near Bowness Knott
LGFC buildings over this stile
Sign approaching LGFC access