By Road;

  • Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 40 (Penrith)
  • Take the A66 westbound signposted for Keswick/Workington
  • Remain on this road for 19 miles and continue past Keswick
  • After Keswick, go straight over the roundabout and stay on A66, continuing past Braithwaite
  • After Braithwaite, take the next left turn signposted for Thornthwaite/Gallery
  • Continue until you enter Thornthwaite village and take the first left hand turn once in the village, signposted to the Gallery
  • Continue round the sharp left hand bend and start going up hill.
  • Immediately look out for a gap in the wall on the left with a slate sign that says 'Private'. Turn left into this private road and you will see three properties and a large parking area. Ridgeway is the middle property. 
  • There is parking for 2/3 cars adjacent to the cottage. 
  • if you reach Thornthwaite Gallery you have gone too far! - simply turnaround and you will find the Private road on your right hand side

The SatNav postcode for Ridgeway is CA12 5SA

By Train;

  • Take the train to Penrith Railway station 
  • Take the X4/X5 Bus from Penrith station to Keswick. 
  • On the X5  - no need to change, the route directly serves Thornthwaite. 
  • On the X4 - change buses in Keswick from X4 onto X5 at Keswick bus station 
  • The nearest bus stop to Ridgeway is just 200 metres from the cottage

Road to Thornthwaite from A66 

Entrance to the village. 

Turn left at the brown "Gallery" sign