Greenrigg House and Caldbeck are located in the Northern Fells of the
Lake District National Park and are easily accessed via the M6 Motorway:
the North: Leave M6 at Junction 42 and follow signs to
DALSTON. At T. Junction, opposite Bridge Inn turn left towards WELTON &
CALDBECK. One mile beyond Welton cross straight over the B5305 (Penrith
to Wigton Rd) and follow signs for Caldbeck on B5299. In Caldbeck turn
right (Inn called the Oddfellowes Arms on your left) and continue on the
B5299 in a south westerly direction (Keswick, Bassenthwaite route) for
three miles. Over cattlegrid and continue until you see a minor road to
your left, signposted - GREENHEAD, FELLSIDE, BRANTHWAITE, turn down
here. HIGH GREENRIGG HOUSE is half a mile down this minor road 2nd lane
to your left. At the end of the lane there is a sign High Greenrigg House.
From the East: Coming from
Newcastle direction - on the A69, turn onto the M6 South until Junction 42
and follow directions as from the North.
Through Central Lakes: Leave
M6 at Junction 36 - Follow A590 - South Lakes, Kendal, Windermere. This
leads onto A591 and the Kendal Bypass. Continue up through the Lakes -
Windermere - Ambleside - Keswick. From Keswick take A591 - Bassenthwaite
- Carlisle direction. Along by Bassenthwaite Lake. Immediately before the
Castle Inn at Bassenthwaite - turn right - signposted - CALDBECK. Approx 7
miles from here. Follow road through Uldale - onto Caldbeck Common - turn
right at GREENHEAD, FELLSIDE, BRANTHWAITE signpost and proceed as above.
the South: Use Junction 41 (WIGTON). Follow
B5305 and follow signs for CALDBECK. From
Caldbeck Village go South West for approx. three miles on B5299. Turn
left at minor road signposted – GREENHEAD, FELLSIDE, BRANTHWAITE. High
Greenrigg House is half a mile along (2nd lane on the left) at the end
of a short access lane.
18 miles from Penrith, 15 miles from Keswick & 14 miles from Carlisle.
in a quieter, less well known part of the North Lakes, the major tourist
areas of the Lake District including Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Borrowdale,
Ullswater and routes through to Grasmere and Windermere, are easily and
nearest shop is about 3 miles away in Caldbeck, a
pretty village where John Peel
was born in 1777. There is a village green,
duck pond, ancient church by the river, Inn,
and, Priests Mill, a delightful converted old watermill which now houses an
excellent tearoom and small craft shops.
The village is well cared for and usually uncrowded