Search Site

Wythburn Church

Where to meet: Wythburn Church, Thirlmere
Postcode:  CA12 4TN
Grid Reference: NY 318 195 


From Keswick: Follow the A591 south from Keswick, towards Ambleside and Windermere, continue through the woods alongside Thirlmere, when a small white church is seen to the left look out for an entrance to a car park shortly after, we will meet here.

From the South Lakes: Follow the A591 north from Ambleside, passing Grasmere and crossing Dunmail Raise, after descending from Dunmail Raise pass a lane to the left, look out now for an entrance to a car park on the right at Wythburn Church, follow the track to the car park by the church, we will meet here.

Please note that the car park is now pay and display, (£7 per day in 2014)
The postcode above may not send you to the exact location, there is a long stretch of road here on the same postcode, some satnav systems may send you a little further down the road.

Bus Services

Wythburn Church is served by regular buses, the bus stop is at the entrance to the car park.

The 555 bus runs between Kendal and Keswick, passing through Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere.

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

  1. Helvellyn from Wythburn


    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 940m / 3000ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    One of the easier ascents of Helvellyn with little exposure

    Learn More
  2. Helvellyn Sunrise Walk


    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 940m / 3000 ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1

    The chance to watch the sun rise from the summit of Helvellyn

    Learn More