Directions to Thorney How Grasmere
Map & Directions
We strongly recommend that you carry some form of printed map and directions with you as mobile / internet reception is poor.
Thorney How is best accessed via Easedale Road in Grasmere.
Travelling by car:
From the A591 traveling north, on approaching Grasmere go past the roundabout junction near to the Wordsworth Trust-signposted Grasmere Village. Instead, take the next left hand turn 1/2 mile further on also signposted Grasmere Village and opposite to The Swan Hotel.
This is Swan Lane (B5287) leading to Broadgate. Follow this into the village for 1/2 mile - Easedale Road is immediately on the right as you reach the village green having just passed the Coop Store. Follow Easedale Road for 1/4 mile - you will go past Butharlyp How YHA, several small groups of houses and over a small bridge.
At a junction Thorney How Hostel is signposted right 400yds.
Follow the narrow winding and rising lane past a group of houses and woodland. Thorney How is then on your left - an unmade track leads uphill for about 50yds. If you pass this track you will reach a farm and eventually come back to the A591.
From the A591 approaching Grasmere shortly after the first 40 mph sign either take a right hand turn on a sharp bend opposite a post box, currently unsignposted leading to a single track lane. Follow this to a small bridge. Take the left hand fork after the bridge onto another narrow lane with limited passing places for approximately 1/2 mile. After passing a farm on the right the road twists and drops down hill. A right hand turn leads to an unmade track leading uphill for about 50yds by a Grit Bin. If you pass this track you will eventually come back to Easedale Road and into Grasmere village.
Alternatively take the next right hand turn opposite the Swan Hotel signposted Grasmere village and follow directions as for traveling north above.
By public transport:
National Express Coaches stop in Grasmere (note there is over 1 mile walk from the National Express coach drop off). Local bus 555 to / from Windermere & Keswick (note there is 1/2 mile walk from the local bus stop)
The nearest local train service is Windermere, with the nearest national line station at Oxenholme Lake District.
Taxis are available from Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick. You will not normally be able to hire a taxi for a journey within Grasmere itself.
Thorney How is situated just 1/2 mile from Grasmere village centre and is directly on the Coast to Coast path. Grid ref: 332084.
From the bus stop in Grasmere centre follow Easedale Road leading north from the village green for 1/4 mile, you will go past Butharlyp How YHA, several small groups of houses and over a small bridge (Goody Bridge).
At a junction Thorney How Hostel is signposted (small brown sign) right 400yds. There are no street lights after this point.
Follow the narrow winding and rising lane past a group of houses and woodland. Thorney How is then sign posted on your left via an unmade track that leads uphill for about 50yds by a Grit Bin.
Situated just below Helm Crag walking routes are easily linked to Borrowdale, Langdale, Ambleside, Ullswater, Keswick.