Directions from Penrith
Follow signs for Keswick and the A66 west. Continue on A66 for approximately 15 miles. Do not leave the A66 until you see large brown tourist sign for Burns Farm Caravan & Campsite just outside of the village of Threlkeld, even if the sat nav says to. Take a left turning off the A66 sign posted Burns Farm and Castlerigg Stone Circle and follow the road for about 1/2 mile up the hill. When you arrive at the farm please park on the roadside and walk to reception as the caravan and campsite is just further on to the right. Reception is at the Farm House.
Britain's Best Drive
The scenic A591 which stretches 21 miles between Windermere and Keswick takes in no less than six lakes – Windermere, Rydal, Grasmere, Thirlmere, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. It also includes some of the most impressive mountain scenery in the world including Dunmail Raise, the glacial valley of St John’s In the Vale and the lower slopes of Helvellyn. It was named Britain’s Best Drive in a poll by sat nav firm Garmin and voted one of the top three drives in Europe by European rent-a-car specialists Alamo.