Monkhouse Hill is very easy to find, and is only 15 minutes drive from the M6, adjacent to the B5305. Our Grid Reference is NY 34590 42497. Follow this map and the directions below according to from where you are travelling.
BEWARE: Do not use postcode based Satnav as you approach Monkhouse Hill. The postcodes here cover large areas, and your Satnav will tell you to turn left off the B5305 when travelling from Penrith (we are on the right!) and take you half way up a nearby fell to a (now often visited) neighbouring farm.
By car from the South
Leave the M6 at Junction 41 turning on to the B5305 heading towards Wigton. After approximately 12 miles you descend into the village of Sebergham. There is a steep climb out of the village, and the entrance to Monkhouse Hill is about half a mile further on the right hand side just before the crossroads.
By car from the North
Leave the M6 at Junction 42 and follow the signs to Dalston. At the ‘T’ junction opposite the Bridge Inn turn left towards Welton and Caldbeck. 1 mile beyond Welton turn left onto the B5305 Penrith – Wigton road. The entrance to Monkhouse Hill is 300 yards on your left.
By car from the East
Coming from Newcastle on the A69, turn onto the M6 south until Junction 42, then follow directions as from the North.
By Rail and Air
Nearest train stations are Penrith (20 minutes by car) or Carlisle (20 mins by car). Most car hire companies have a base in Carlisle. We strongly advise hiring a car to travel around – little public transport is available.
Nearest airports are Manchester (100 mins by car) or Newcastle (80 mins by car).