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Please note it is best to use these written directions rather than trusting to “Sat Nav” or “Google” directions as these can often bring you into the area on a convoluted route causing confusion, not the easiest start to your holiday.
M6 at Junction 40. Take the first exit of the roundabout, which is straight ahead. The turn off will be sign posted Ullswater, Keswick. Travel along the dual carriageway passing a Little Chef on your left to the next roundabout. Take the second exit, A592 sign posted Ullswater 4 miles. The first is for Rheghed a filling station.
The road is narrow and windy so don't go too fast. At about 2 miles you will pass Dalemain, a stately home on your right hand side. Go over a small hump backed bridge and then around quite a sharp bend. Do not turn off the road. At approximately 3 - 3.5 miles you will come to a Y junction and you will be facing Lake Ullswater. Turn right sign posted Patterdale, A592. Lake Ullswater will be immediately on your left (you are skirting the edge of the Lake)
Again the road is narrow in places so drive carefully. After about 1 mile you will climb up a hill and on your left hand side you will see a sign for the Ramsbeck Hotel. Travel about another 500 yards and on your right hand side you will see a pub called the Brackenrigg. Just past the pub (immediately on your right) is a road signed posted Bennethead. Turn into this road and go up the hill, on your right hand side you will pass a gatehouse - keep going up the hill for a further 50 yards and on your right is a sharp hairpin bend with a signpost to Dacre. Take this road and drive along for about 200 yards and on your right you will see a track/road signposted Wreay Mansions and there is a tiny road on your right-hand side. Go slowly down here. You will see flats/small houses on your right. Keep to you left and drive about 20 yards on and you will see a huge barn facing Lake Ullswater. This is Bank Barn, Wreay.
Arrival time 5 p.m. - Departure time 10 a.m.
If arriving after dark it is advisable to bring a torch.