At the heart of the English Lake District, Glaramara is ideally located for outdoor activities and field studies with easy access to crags, ghylls, lakes, forests, fells and the highest peaks in England, including Scafell Pike. Our position at the base of Honister Pass means we have easy access to Buttermere, Crummock and the Western Lakes.
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By Foot or Bicycle
We are next to the Coast to Coast Walk. We also particularly encourage visitors coming by bicycle or with their bikes.
Via Rail & Public Bus
The nearest station is Penrith which lies on the west coast main line. Penrith is 25 miles from the Centre and we can arrange transport from the station if required. Trains run regularly from all over the country to Penrith station and from there regular bus services link to Keswick (buses X4, X5) and then on to Borrowdale (buses 77, 77a, 79). Due to the fragile nature of the Borrowdale Valley and limited road network we encourage our guests to use public transport, where possible. Keswick Tourism, Train Timetable, Bus Timetable.
Take the M6 motorway to junction 40 (Penrith). Follow signs to Keswick and West Cumbria (A66). Head into Keswick, at the mini roundabout take the B5289 (signposted Borrowdale) which leads you south beside the lake (Derwentwater). Go past the village of Grange (on your right) and proceed through Rosthwaite. 7 miles from Keswick, just before the village of Seatoller, the Centre is on your right. We have plenty of parking and encourage our guests to leave their car at Glaramara during the duration of their stay.
There are 3 major airports within 2 hours’ travel of the Centre: Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle.