By train: we are on the Cumbria Coast line between Barrow and Whitehaven, which gives superb coastal and mountain views. From the West Coast main line change at Lancaster or Carlisle. Unfortunately trains do not run between Barrow and Whitehaven on Sundays.
By bus: sorry, our daily service to Whitehaven was a casualty of governmental austerity.
There is a twice-daily service, the X33, between Ambleside and Ravenglass during summer, running via Coniston. For a timetable click here.
By sea if you are a competent sailor and you have sailing directions. The estuary affords good moorings for visitors but it dries out at low tide, so it is fine for bilge keels but not recommended for fin keels. We can put you in touch with the Commodore of the Ravenglass Boating Association for more advice.
By road: we are half a mile off the A595 between Muncaster Castle and Holmrook. You will find Ravenglass on the Ordnance Survey Landranger Sheet 96 and English Lakes Outdoor Leisure Sheet 6 in grid square SD 0896. Satnav users: use the postcode CA18 1SW.
We do not recommend the road from Ambleside via Wrynose and Hardknott Passes if you are inexperienced at fell road driving or you have nervous passengers. This road is a single-track mountain road with gradients of 1 in 3 (33%) and hairpin bends. Do not attempt it with a large vehicle or any kind of trailer. Passing places are too small to accommodate such vehicles. You will cause trouble for yourself and other road users if you do so.
Google Earth: Enter the postcode CA18 1SW in the search box, find out where we are and take a virtual tour of the village.