Travel Information to Burnside B&B
Keswick by Car
From the North/South leave the M6 at Jcn. 40 and take the A66 west to Keswick for 16 miles. Take the first exit for Keswick and keep left at the swept junction. Burnside B&B is on your RHS after 500m opposite the junction for Castlerigg Stone Circle.
For a scenic route from the South leave the M6 at Jcn. 36 and take the A591 via Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere. Follow the A591 for about 20 miles until you reach the traffic lights just south of Ambleside. Take the left hand fork passing the Waterfront Hotel on your right and follow this road through Ambleside, turning left at traffic lights where the one way system ends. Follow the A591 for about 15 miles until you start to descend into Keswick on Chestnut Hill look for a turning on your right marked M6, Penrith, Workington etc. Turn right here and you will find Burnside B&B 30 metres on your left hand side.
If you are travelling after dark or in bad weather leaving the M6 at Jcn. 40 is the better option. The A591 occasionally floods just north of Dunmail Raise.
Please be awear that the main road at Thirmere is closed until we're informed due to the floods last Winter. So please use the A66 to get to us.
On street parking is available on a small side road, Eleventrees, opposite the B&B. Please see the image top right of this page.
Mileage from Keswick
Birmingham 186 miles
Bristol 272 miles
Chester 142 miles
Dover 390 miles
Edinburgh 136 miles
Gatwick 346 miles
Glasgow 134 miles
Hull 151 miles
Leeds 121 miles
London 304 miles
Manchester 115 miles
Newcastle upon Tyne 82 miles
Stratford upon Avon 221 miles
York 113 miles
RAC Route Planner www.route.rac.co.uk/
See travel reports @ www.frixo.com
Keswick by Public Transport
Burnside B&B is easily accessed by public transport. The nearest mainline railway station is at Penrith 17 miles from Keswick. There is a regular bus service from Penrith railway station to Keswick and a bus stop 20m's from our front door in both directions. The bus service required is the Penrith - Workington service X4 or X5. Ask the driver for the stop near the junction of Penrith Road and Eleventrees - the road to Castlerigg Stone Circle.
There is also a train service to Windermere Railway Station (branch line) in the South Lakes that requires a connecting service from Oxenholme (west coast main line) and then the 555 bus service to Keswick. This route is only appropriate if you intend to visit / stay in the South Lakes before visiting Keswick and the North Lakes.
National Rail www.nationalrail.co.uk
National Express Coaches www.nationalexpress.com
Cumbria County Council Bus Timetables http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/ etc.
Stagecoach Bus Service www.stagecoachbus.com
Exploring the Lakes by Car
Keswick has good road links and is an excellent base to explore not only the North Lakes but the whole of the Lake District. We are always happy to suggest picturesque drives & car accessible picnic spots.
Exploring the Lakes by Public Transport
There is car free travel available throughout the Lake District and more locally to Keswick using the following services. Many walkers use these services to undertake linear walks that otherwise wouldn't be possible.
Penrith - Workington X4, X5 This service runs between Penrith & Workington with stops in Keswick, Cockermouth and intervening villages.
Lancaster - Keswick Lakeslink Service 554, 555, 556 This service runs from Lancaster to Carlisle via Kendal, Windermere railway station, Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick.
The Osprey Bus This service operates a circuit around Bassenthwaite Lake. With stops at Osprey viewpoints Whinlatter Visitor Centre, Dubwath Nature Reserve, Mire House & Dodd Wood.
The Honister Rambler 77 / 77A Operates clockwise and anti clockwise for Portinscale, Catbells, Grange, Seatoller, Honister Slate Mine, Buttermere, Lorton and Whinlatter.
The Caldbeck Rambler 73 / 73A A circular route Keswick to Caldbeck via Applethwaite, Mirehouse, Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite village, Uldale, Ireby, Caldbeck returning to Keswick via Hesket Newmarket, Mungrisdale, Threlkeld and Castlerigg Stone Circle. The 73A service operates this route in an anti clock wise direction.
The Borrowdale Rambler 79 Keswick to Seatoller via Derwentwater, Grange and Rosthaite.
Keswick - Patterdale 208 Keswick to Patterdale via Aira Force and Glenridding.
Keswick Launch Co. Run a clockwise and anti clockwise service to 7 stops around Derwentwater with great walks from all of them. See www.keswick-launch.co.uk
TheMountain Goat www.mountain-goat.com Run mini bus tours throughout the Lake District.