How to get here

By train

Penrith 10 miles

By road

Approach the valley via Windermere and Bowness (A591) and Ambleside (The Struggle) for a scenic drive down the steep windy Kirkstone Pass. Alternatively access the valley from Junction 40 of the M6, or from Keswick/Penrith on the A66.

Parking: two car parks at Aira Force and Glencoyne Bay (pay and display)

By foot

The Coast to Coast long distance footpath crosses the property and cuts across the country running from St Bees in the north west to Robin Hood's Bay in the north east. The Cumbria Way passes within 4 miles, with footpaths which link to Ullswater

By ferry

Ullswater Steamers operate from Glenridding and run year round services to Pooley Bridge and Howtown, with reduced winter services

By bus

from Penrith train station to Patterdale

By cycle

NCN71, 2 miles

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