Finding Us

We assume you are coming by road... if not, click to see public transport below

Your route of course will depend on where you are coming from, and most visitors will need to come via Penrith and Keswick. There are a choice of routes for Keswick:

  • From the South-east: take the M1 to join the M6 then up to Junction 40 for the A66 to Keswick;
  • From the South-west: take the M5 to the M6 then up to Junction 40 for the A66 to Keswick;
  • From the North-west: take the M6 down to junction 40 for the A66 to Keswick;
  • From the North-east or South-east: the A1 to Scotch Corner then A66 to Keswick.

Once you arrive at Keswick, Borrowdale is well signposted via the B5289 and it's a delightful 6½ miles to Chapel Field. The road is narrow and twisty so take care as the wonderful views and the beauty of the valley are likely to distract the driver.

Six miles out Keswick you will come to Rosthwaite, where the road narrows near by the Scafell Hotel, on the left. Chapel Field is just a quarter mile further down the road. You will see the junction to Stonethwaite on the left and a large bus shelter opposite you: our front gate is just to the left of the shelter (see below).

Front gate

Public transport

If you're coming by public transport, the nearest railway station is Penrith. You can catch the X4/X5 bus to Keswick from just outside the station; they run every hour. The busses in Keswick stop outside Booths supermarket.

From Keswick the Borrowdale busses run every 30 minutes in the high season, just ask the driver to stop at Stonethwaite Road End, from where the picture above was taken, showing our front gate.