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Getting to The Lake District

The Lake District National Park is the northwest corner of England. Lancaster is to the south and Carlisle is to the north. You can travel to the National Park by train or car.


The West Coast mainline runs to the east of the Lake District, connecting Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle with London and Glasgow.  A direct train runs from Manchester to Windermere. The closest station to The Low House is either Windermere or Oxenholme.  You can travel direct from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District (The fastest journey time is 2 hours 34 minutes). On an average weekday, there are 23 trains per day travelling from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

Taking your bike(s) on the train


Bikes can be carried on rail services to the National Park, please check rail operators' websites for details or numbers allowed and any booking arrangements.

You will then need to take a private car or taxi from the train station (We suggest you book a taxi in advance using a local company as they do not have taxi's waiting).  

By car

The average journey time from London and the south east is about five hours. It takes about one and half hours from Manchester and two hours from York.

The M6 runs to the east of the Lake District National Park:

  • Take Junction 36 and then A590 for the southern end of the Lake District

If you're using satellite navigation to get to The Low House please check your arrival details as we have included some tips.

By air

The nearest airports are Manchester to the south and Glasgow to the north. There is a railway station at Manchester airport with services that run to Oxenholme (next to Kendal), Kendal, Staveley and Windermere.  


You can hire a car at the airport easily and then drive to The Low House or take a train from the airport to Oxenholme or Windermere station, followed by Taxi (We suggest you book a taxi in advance using a local company as they do not have taxi's waiting).   

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