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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.
Leave M6 at junction 36 and follow the A590 towards Windermere and then on towards Ambleside.
Shortly after entering Ambleside, turn left at traffic lights at Waterhead signposted to Coniston and Keswick. Follow this road for approx half a mile and turn left by the Rugby Club (signposted to Coniston), keep in the left lane and bear left over a small hump back bridge.
Follow this road for further 7 miles and just before you enter Coniston take a turn to the left signposted Hawkshead. After a few hundred yards, with Primary School on the right, take left turn at T junction and over small bridge. Take the first turn to the right signposted ‘Brantwood Historic House’ and you will be able to see the gardens of Atkinson Ground up the hill ahead of you. Follow the road for about half a mile to Townson Ground where the road turns sharp left and goes steeply uphill. As the road then bears right you need to turn left into the minor road. Follow this for 300 yards and you will see the first entrance to Atkinson Ground on your left (with a cattle grid). Ignore this and the next entrance and then as the road narrows The Dairy is the second property on your left.
To park pull up off the lane into designated space just before The Dairy.
Arrival time 4 p.m. - Departure time 10 a.m.
If arriving in the dark it is advisable to bring a torch.