Using a SAT Nav – Walker Ground Manor, Vicarage Lane, Hawkshead, LA22 0PD
Take care when you arrive in Hawkshead.
Access to Vicarage Lane is via Barnfield on the north side of the village, under no circumstance attempt to access Vicarage Lane via the small archway in the centre of the village.
*At Barnfield head through the white bungalows keeping left, pass along a large stone wall to a small T- junction with ‘Little Force Cottage” in front. Turn right and go to the top of the lane (200 yds.). Head straight ahead on an unmade road to Walker Ground Manor and turn left into the car park after the first gate posts*
From M6 – Exit at junction 36. Take the A 590 to Newby Bridge, pass the small roundabout and take the next right turning signposted Hawkshead & Lakeside.
Pass the Swan Hotel on your right and follow the road to the outskirts of Hawkshead, as you arrive into the village take the next left turn. (Signed Ambleside/Coniston) Follow road around the village pass the car park. As the road bends sharply to the right. Go straightforward into Barnfield (signed leading to Vicarage Lane and Walker Ground), then as above.
Via Ambleside – Follow A591 through Windermere to Ambleside. There take the A593 Coniston Road, and after 1 mile turn left at Clappersgate onto B5286 sign posted Hawkshead. Follow this for about 4 miles. As you enter Hawkshead the road swings round to the left, at this point turn right into Barnfield (Signed – leading to Vicarage Lane and Walker Ground) then as above*
Via the ferry – Take the first exit from the roundabout onto the B5284 to Crook – follow signs for ferry. At ‘T’ junction with A5074 turn left and immediately right. Continue down the hill to junction with A 592. Turn right and then first left to ferry. After the ferry follow the B5285 through Sawrey and along the side of Esthwaite Water. After about 4 miles you cross a small bridge on the outskirts of Hawkshead, take the next turn right. (Signed Ambleside/Coniston) Follow road around the village and where it swings right. Go straightforward into Barn Field (signed leading to Vicarage Lane and Walker Ground), then as above.*
Public Transport – The nearest railway stations are Windermere & Oxenholme. There is an hourly bus service from Windermere to Hawkshead via Ambleside (service 505 ) last bus early evening. Walker Ground is about 400 yards up hill from the bus stop in Hawkshead.