If you would like travel advice then please call us - we are friendlier than and know the Cumbrian roads better than any sat-nav!


The nearest main rail station is Seascale (near Gosforth). Since April 2018 a Sunday service has been reintroduced, whereas previously the nearest Sunday services ran from Barrow-in-Furness and Carlisle. It is also possible to travel on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway then walk over the path via Burnmoor Tarn. Taxis can be booked to get you to and from the hotel if required.

A publicly funded minibus service linking Seascale, Gosforth and Wasdale Head ran on Saturdays during the summer of 2012. However only 40 people used the service, which has therefore been suspended.


The easiest approach is to take the A595 then via either Santon Bridge or Gosforth, each of which can be approached by two well signposted  junctions, towards Wasdale.

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, and offers excellent views in good daylight weather, although the route can sometimes be difficult in icy weather or in poor visibility.

Please note that the road over Hardknott Pass is unsuitable for inexperienced drivers and for larger vehicles, is not recommended when dark and is usually impassable in icy weather, use your common sense, not your satnav!


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 at any time of year and can be very different from in the valleys.