Getting to The Old School by Car

Leave the M6 at junction 36, onto the A591 towards Kendal then turn left onto the A590 towards Barrow after 3 miles.  Stay on the A590 for approximately 20 miles.  Turn right at the roundabout onto the A5092.  This will become the A595 after 6 miles and you continue along the A595 for a further 5 miles.  Go through the coastal village of Foxfield (railway station on the left) then on the brow of the next hill, you will pass a pub on your right called the High Cross. The road then dips down before you reach a set of traffic lights at Duddon Bridge.  Turn right just before the lights onto Smithy Lane, signposted Ulpha and Seathwaite.  Follow this road for 3 miles, until you reach the second cattle grid and Ulpha Bridge.  Don’t cross either.  Turn right up the track and The Old School is straight ahead.

Getting to The Old School by Public Transport


Our nearest train station is Foxfield, about 5 miles away.  There are fairly regular trains (hourly) between Barrow-in-Furness and Foxfield.  We can arrange to collect people from Foxfield at specified times.  The next closest station is Ulverston, about 15 miles away.  There are no direct trains from Ulverston to Foxfield, so you would need to go via Barrow-in-Furness.  We may be able to arrange to collect people from Ulverston if arranged in advance.

Coach / Bus

There are coach stops in both Barrow-in-Furness and Ulverston.  From Barrow-in-Furness there are buses (6 : X6) to Ulverston.

There is also a bus service (7) from Barrow-in-Furness to Broughton-in-Furness, which is the nearest village to us, approximately 4 miles away.  This only runs a handful of times per day.  See timetable for details.


The nearest International Airport is Manchester.  There are trains from Manchester Airport to Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness.



The Medicine Garden is located at 10 Union Street, Ulverston LA127HR.

There is on street parking and a council carpark just around the corner from the site.