As with many rural communities, unfortunately the post code for Kestrel Lodge covers a huge area and if using this in a sat nav, you’ll find you’ll end up in the wrong place and getting there down some very narrow windy roads, to boot. To avoid this frustration and start your holiday off in the best possible way, we’d advise that you follow these directions...
From Penrith; head on the A66 west towards Keswick. At the main Keswick roundabout take the 3rd exit, signposted ‘A591 Carlisle’ stay on this road for approximately 5 miles, passing Dodd Wood, Ravenstone Hostel, and Bassenthwaite Church.
Don’t turn off at the ‘Bassenthwaite’ sign keep going another mile or so until you get to the signpost ‘Bassenfell Manor’. Turn right here and pass Bassenfell Manor. (If you get to the Castle Inn you have gone too far)
Keep going straight along this road for about 1 and ½ miles (you'll go past the bridge at the back of the Sun Inn and carry on along Park Wood). You will see a sign on the left for ‘Kestrel Lodge Camping,’ take the unadopted road on the right for about half a mile until you arrive with us.
From Carlisle; take the A595 towards Cockermouth until you get to Bothel. At Bothel take a left turn on the A591 towards Bassenthwaite and Keswick. About 5 miles down this road you’ll see the Castle Inn on your right-hand side.
Take the 2nd left-hand turn after the Castle Inn at Bassenfell Manor Christian Centre. Keep going straight along this road for approximately 1 and ½ miles (you'll go past the bridge at the back of the Sun Inn and carry on along Park Wood), until you see a sign on the left for ‘Kestrel Lodge Camping’. Take the unadopted road on the right for about ½ a mile until you arrive with us.
From Cockermouth; take the A66 towards Keswick for about 6 miles. Just before you get to Bassenthwaite Lake turn left (B5291) and then first left again to continue on the B5291. Turn left over the Bridge and pass the Herdwick Croft Caravan Park.
Stay on the road passing Armathwaite Hall, until you get to a ‘T’ junction at the Castle Inn Hotel. Turn right onto the A591, and then take the 2nd left towards Bassenthwaite. Keep going straight along this road for approximately 1 and ½ miles (you'll go past the bridge at the back of the Sun Inn and carry on along Park Wood), until you see a sign on the right for ‘Kestrel Lodge Camping,’ take the unadopted road for about ½ a mile until you arrive with us.
By Bus; there is a regular bus service from Workington to Penrith that passes along the main A591 and stops outside Bassenthwaite church just at the bottom of the village.
This bus also stops at the main Keswick bus station (Outside Booths). We are approximately 1 mile from the Sun Inn in the centre of the village. The bus service runs year round and daily exact times can be found here.
By Foot; we are located on the Cumbrian Way between Peter House Farm and Whitfield Wood. Kestrel Lodge is marked on Ordnance survey Maps, 1 mile from Bassenthwaite village. We can also be found off the footpath from the village which passes Kestrel Lodge before joining the Cumbrian way.
Site map and Aerial shot for when you get to Kestrel Lodge