Road over Birker Fell from the Duddon Valley to Eskdale
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Rockwood is a beautiful, comfortable self-catering holiday cottage located in Eskdale Green, Eskdale, Cumbria, in the Western Lake District (the English Lakes).

Eskdale is bordered by Wasdale and  Wastwater to the north and the Duddon valley to the south.  Eskdale provides easy access to the high fells on Scafell, Scafell Pike, Bow Fell, Harter Fell among others.  The river Esk (and rivers Mite, Duddon and Irt) provide many beautiful riverside walks and gentle rambles.

Eskdale is home to the famous Ravenglass & Eskdale narrow gauge steam railway, known as the “Ratty” or “La’Al Ratty”, which starts from Ravenglass on the Cumbrian coast and ends at Dalgarth (Boot) in Eskdale.  Irton Road station is down a short lane opposite the house.

Rockwood welcomes pets and responsible pet owners.  The house is locates on the edge of the village of Eskdale Green.  There is a well-stocked local shop and two pubs (“The Bower House” and the King George IV”) within easy walking distance.

Eskdale holiday cottages

There are many self-catering holiday cottages in Eskdale and Wasdale.  However, Rockwood has been described by a recent visitor who has stayed in a number of them as the “best self-catering cottage in Eskdale”.  We hope you choose Rockwood for your self-catering holiday cottage in Eskdale in the Lake District

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Directions from the South

A    Leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A6 west towards Kendal.

B    After about four miles leave the A6 and take the A590 signed to Barrow and Workington.

C    At Greenodd turn right onto the A5092 signed to Broughton-in-Furness and Workington.

D    Shortly after Broughton turn right at traffic lights controlling access to a narrow bridge and head towards Ulpha and the Duddon valley.

E    After reaching Ulpha and crossing the river Duddon take a left turn up a steep hill over Birker Fell towards Eskdale (impassable in snow).

F    Pass through the village of Eskdale Green.  As the road levels out Rockwood is up on the right just before the narrow lane to Irton Road station and Forest How.

Directions from the North

Follow the A595 coast road from Carlisle past Workington, Whitehaven and Egremont.

After Calder Bridge look for the left junction (fork) in the main road down into Gosforth.

Follow the road through Gosforth towards Santon Bridge and then up a steep hill over the shoulder of Irton Pike towards Eskdale Green.

Once the road levels off after a steep decent and after a set of bends, Rockwood is up on the left just past a narrow lane on the right to Irton Road station and Forest How.

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