In the paragraphs below we give some suggested routes. All except the first involve reaching Sedbergh before arriving at Cautley and Cross Hall Farm. The first route, though, comes to the caravan park from the north; if you arrive at Sedbergh you’ve gone past us!
From the North via A66 and Kirkby Stephen
Leave the A66 at Brough and follow the A685 through Kirkby Stephen. A mile or two out of Kirkby Stephen you’ll pass the railway station (on the scenic Settle-Carlisle line) and a few hundred yards further on there is a left turn pointing to Sedbergh. Follow this road, the A683, for about eight miles. For some miles you’ll see Mallerstang Edge and then Wild Boar Fell to the left, and then you’ll approach the Howgills on your right.
Continue down the valley with the River Rawthey on your right. You’ll know you’ve reached the beginnings of Cautley when you see the Cross Keys Inn on the right. Continue for another mile or so, pass the parish church on the left and the Cautley Methodist chapel on your right, then as you go down a fairly gentle incline look out for the Cross Hall Farm caravan site entrance on the left. If you reach a sharp right hand bend over a bridge you’ve gone a mile too far and are almost in Sedbergh.
Routes through Sedbergh
From the North and West via the M6
Leave the M6 at Junction 37, signed for Kendal and Sedbergh. Follow the A684 to Sedbergh.
From the East via Wensleydale
Follow the A684 along Wensleydale, through Hawes, to Sedbergh.
From the South via A65 and Kirkby Lonsdale
Follow the A65 past Settle and through Ingleton. Turn right onto the A683 before crossing the bridge over the River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale. Pass through Casterton and continue on the A683 up the Lune Valley to Sedbergh.
The Last Leg – from Sedbergh to Cautley
From Sedbergh follow the A683 north towards Kirkby Stephen (not south to Kirkby Lonsdale!). About a mile out of Sedbergh there’s a dog-leg bend, to the right and then sharp left, crossing the River Rawthey. After this the road is fairly straight. A mile further along Cross Hall Farm caravan Park is on the right hand side of the road. If you reach the Methodist chapel on the left or the parish church on the right you’ve gone too far.