How to use Penrith station to access the Lake District

Penrith North Lakes (Penrith)

Penrith North Lakes station takes its name from the fact that is the closest station, used by fast express trains, to the northern half of The Lake District national park.

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The footbridge at the south end of the station has elevator access The footbridge at the south end of the station has elevator access
The welcome desk in the main station building provides train and local information The welcome desk in the main station building provides train and local information
By the clock on the northbound platform is the entrance to a subway, which is the quickest route to the exit By the clock on the northbound platform is the entrance to a subway, which is the quickest route to the exit
Looking south across to the platform used by the trains heading north Looking south across to the platform used by the trains heading north

To the Lake District by local bus:

The buses depart from a stop on the station forecourt The buses depart from a stop on the station forecourt
Bus route 508 travels along the length of UIlswater... Route 508 travels along the length of UIlswater...
...and then travels through the majestic Kirkstone Pass ...and then travels through the majestic Kirkstone Pass

Hourly buses on routes X4 or X5 stop just outside the station and link Penrith North Lakes station to Keswick, on Derwentwater (journey time 41 minutes) and guaranteed connections are available in Keswick on to Basenthwaite village and Cockermouth.

Route 555 provides an hourly service on from Keswick to Ambleside, the location of Wordsworth’s cottage at Rydale and also serves Bowness-on-Windermere (so this route via Keswick can be a good alternative if the timings of the 508 service don't suit).

Bus route 508 provides 5 x connections per day on Mondays to Saturdays and 3 x connections on Sundays from the station to the villages of Pooley Bridge (where the Ullswater steamer boats can be boarded), Aira Force and Glenridding on Ullswater and it also provides the direct link from Penrith to Bowness-on-Windermere; it stops by the piers that the Windermere lake cruises leave from.

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