Contact Us

Contact us:

To get in touch, make a booking, or enquire about accessibility, please contact the manager, Robert Straughton:

email: straughton 'at' (replacing 'at' with the @ symbol)

tel: 01229 860231or mobile: 0794 350 8100

post: Rookhow, Rusland, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8LA.

Find us:

OS Grid Ref 332896

1. From the South: From the M6 Junction 36: take the A591 and then A590, signed Barrow-in-Furness. Though we are only 10 mins on valley roads from the A590 at Newby Bridge, for your first visit we STRONGLY ADVISE staying on the A590 to Greenodd. At Greenodd take the A5092, signed Whitehaven/Workington, for quarter of a mile, then take the first right, a minor road signed Colton/Oxen Park. Continue through Oxen Park for a further 2 miles. Rookhow is on the left, after you see (but do not follow!) the sign for Ickenthwaite.

2. From Barrow in Furness: Take A590 east to Greenodd, then as above.

3. From Hawkshead: Follow signs to Grizedale and continue for a further 3 miles beyond the Grizedale Visitor Centre through Satterthwaite village as if heading towards Ulverston. Rookhow is 2 miles south of Satterthwaite, and 1 mile south of Force Forge hamlet, on the right. If you see a sign for Ickenthwaite you have just missed our drive! 

4. Railway stations: Nearest stations are Grange-over-Sands or Ulverston, both approx. 20+ minutes taxi drive from Rookhow. Taxi prices vary (approx. £20-30).

5. Buses: There is not a year-round service to Rusland. Nearest buses are to Newby Bridge, Backbarrow and Haverthwaite (the X35 service) or Hawkshead. However, sometimes there are seasonal services - contact manager for current position.


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