How to find us
Here is Matterdale in 1774, and not so much has changed since then!
Apart from the M6 - we are only fifteen minutes away - and the A66, which is a mere five minutes from the door.
To find us from Junction 40 on the M6 is easy. Take A66 towards Keswick for 6.5 miles, then turn left opposite B5288 onto the Matterdale road. Head down into the valley for 1.25 miles and then turn left immediately after Walloway Farm, signposted to Thackthwaite and Dacre. Go uphill for 0.25 mile and then fork right signposted “Lowthwaite 1”. We are nearly one mile from this junction nestling in a hollow, the only house on the left side of this road, and the only remaining dwelling in the hamlet of Lowthwaite.
If you come from Keswick, just follow the description from A66, but turn right when you get to B5288.
To find us from the main A592 Ullswater lakeshore road is nearly as easy. Take A5091 to Dockray village and continue for 1.0 mile before turning right at Matterdale church, signposted to Penruddock. Continue for 1.0 mile, ignoring the right turn to Ulcat Row, until reaching a T junction. Turn right and proceed up the hill for 0.25 mile until arriving at the left turn signposted "Lowthwaite 0.25". We are the first inhabited house that you pass on the right side of this road, and the only remaining dwelling in the hamlet of Lowthwaite.
If you choose to take another route, we recommend that you have a good map (a bit more modern than the one above!), as the network of small lanes can be confusing.