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Traditional directions to Eskmeals House
From the M6, leave at Junction 36 and take the first exit signed Barrow-
Follow the dual carriageway and then take the first turn-
Follow the A590 (single and dual carriageways and 2 roundabouts). Note, this road has a speed limit of 60mph in places and two speed cameras in close proximity.
There is a petrol station at Newby Bridge along this road. It is the last filling station (except a small and expensive one) before Eskmeals.
Eventually you will come to a 3rd roundabout and signs for the A5092 to Barrow and Workington (2nd exit). Take this road and stay on it. You'll eventually begin seeing signs for Barrow. Dont turn off, stay on the main road.
Head for Broughton-
A few miles later, you will come to traffic lights and then drive over the Duddon bridge.
Keep following this road (steep hill). A couple of miles further you will come to
Eventually you will arrive at a T-
Take the first left turn, sign posted Eskmeals (Bootle Stores is just to your right).
Follow this road for about 2 miles until you reach a level crossing -
Approximately one mile later you will reach the coast and Eskmeals Beach. Turn right here and continue along the coastal road for a further mile.
After about a mile, you will see several large buildings to your left. 50 yards after the building’s main entrance is a turning right to ‘Monks Moors’. Ignore this and carry on for about a further 50 yards where . . .
. . . You will arrive at a gravel track on your right and a ‘Public Footpath’ sign. You will see woodland in front of you.
Drive down this short track and under the bridge. Take the signposted left fork. Eskmeals House is approximately 200 yards along this track.
Please be aware that some Sat Navs and Google Maps, may incorrectly direct you to follow the road over Corney Fell. Whilst this route affords very pretty and rugged scenery, it is only recommended for the more ‘adventurous’ motorist.
We advise following the route suggested in the directions below.