Directions

From M6 exit at junction 36 onto the A590 towards Barrow in Furness for approx 20miles. At Greenodd turn right onto the A5092 towards Broughton in Furness then after approx 4 miles, mile west of Gawthwaite , on the summit of the hill turn right over a cattle grid towards Woodland (place name) and continue for 1.7 miles then turn right and fork immediately left onto the road which leads to Birchbank. Please follow the directions to Birchbank rather than a satellite navigation system as they may send you on a minor road from Blawith which leads to a dead end with no turning space at Tottlebank or on to a narrow road with two gates to open.

Map of Birchbank in Ulverston

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Local Area

Services

  • Cumbria Way, mile
  • Bus Stop Gawthwaite, 2.5 miles
  • Train Station Kirkby in Furness, 4 miles
  • Pub serving meals, 3 miles
  • Petrol and Newspapers 3 miles
  • Ulverston, 7 miles - Market Town with a supermarket and other shops, pubs restaurants, cinema, the Laurel and Hardy Museum, a swimming pool and fishing on Ulverston canal
  • Broughton in Furness 6 miles - butcher, grocer, baker and pubs serving meals.

Attractions

  • Coniston Water - The Steam Yacht Gondola, boating, yachting, windsurfing, fishing,
  • Brantwood - the former home of John Ruskin and the John Ruskin Museum with exhibitions of the local area and Donald Campbell
  • Riding at Crooked Birch, Torver or Coniston
  • Furness Peninsula - South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton, see the tigers and giraffes, Piel Island, cinemas superbowl and lazerzone at Barrow in Furness
  • Windermere - the Lake Steamers, the Aquarium at Lakeside, the World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness and much more.
  • Between Windermere and Coniston Water there is Grizedale Forest where you can walk or hire a cycle or the teenagers can "Go Ape", Beatrix Potters house at Sawrey and the lovely village of Hawkshead.
  • Cartmel Peninsula - The pretty village of Cartmel and Cartmel Priory, Holker Hall and the Motor Museum.
  • The Lakeside to Haverthwaite steam railway or the Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow guage railway.