If you would like travel advice then please call us - we are friendlier than a sat-nav!
The nearest main rail station is Seascale (near Gosforth). It is also possible to travel on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk then walk over the path via Burnmoor Tarn. Taxis can be booked to get you to and from the hotel if required.
New - minibus service From 31 March to 29 September 2012 on Saturdays only a minibus service will run from Seascale station to Wasdale Head, stopping en route at Gosforth, Nether Wasdale, Wasdale Youth Hostel. There are only 16 seats, so please call Sims Travel on 01946 723227 to book. For full details please consult the attached leaflet.
Saturday morning train -> minibus connections
The 09:07 from Barrow, 09:35 from Millom arrives at Seascale at 09:58. The 08:37 from Carlisle, 09:45 from Whitehaven arrives at Seascale at 10:06. The minibus leaves at 10:10.
Saturday afternoon minibus -> train connections
The minibus leaves Wasdale Head at 17:10 and will NOT wait for passengers who are late even if they have reservations. Trains depart from Seascale for stations to Barrow at
18:02 and stations to Carlisle at 18:16.
Please note that the road over Hardknott Pass is unsuitable for inexperienced drivers and larger vehicles and is usually impassable in icy weather.
It is of course possible to walk to Wasdale! We are happy to provide advice, but please don't set out without a map, compass and clothing suitable for mountain conditions - the weather on the hills can change very quickly and can be very different from in the valleys.If you are approaching the hotel from the South via Newby Bridge then the road over Ulpha Fell is a quicker route than following the A595, although the route can sometimes be difficult in icy weather.