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Little Town

Where to meet: Car Park near Little Town, Newlands
Postcode:  CA12 5TV (Approximate)
Grid Reference: NY 231 193 


From Keswick / A66:
Turn off theA66 (Between Keswick and Cockermouth into the village of Braithwaite, after the camp site turn left (signposted to the Newlands Valley) turn left again over the bridge and follow this road out of the village.

Continue on this road crossing a cattle grid and the bridge at Stonycroft. Continue past the Stair turning until a bridge is crossed on a hairpin, shortly after this a road will lead to the left, follow this to the bottom of the valley, crossing the bridge until a car park is seen on the right of the road (£2 in 2012), just past a sharp corner. We will meet here.

Bus Services

There are no buses along the Newlands Valley.

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

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