Ambleside is in the Lake District, in the north-east of
England. It can be reached on the train, from various airports.
Train schedules can be found at
planning your (train)journey . There are also coaches to
the Lake District (?Windemere), see
the National Express homepage .
Oxenholme is a station on the main train line
from London-Euston to Glasgow. From Oxenholme, trains run about once an
hour to Windermere (20 minute trip), which is about 10 minutes away from
the conference site by taxi or bus (5 miles). We are arranging a minibus
to meet the SEVEN trains arriving at Winderemere
after 14.40 (NB, we have added minibuses to meet the two
trains after 19.00 too. Also, there should be a minibus
meeting the 21.24 train to Oxenholme.)
If you arrive outside
these times, or the bus is full by the time you
get off the train, then there is a
local bus from Windermere
to Ambleside (meets the train, see
timetable , or
the lake district journey planner ), which costs a
1.50 pounds, or you can take/share a taxi ( fare is 6 - 9 pounds).
Trains run more rarely and more slowly on Sundays. If you
wish to arrive on Saturday (or leave on Saturday), you can stay
an extra night at the college (30-40 pds for bed and breakfast).
Wilkinson if you wish to stay longer (til Sunday after
the conference may also be possible).
The conference will be held at the University
College of St. Martin, Ambleside Campus, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BB.
The campus is located on the right hand side of the road just after leaving
the town center in the direction of Rydal, directly opposite to the main
Police Station. Note that this was formely known as Charlotte Mason
College so if you need to ask locals/taxi drivers for directions they may
still know it by the old name.
Here is a clickable map
of the UK (very useful). Also, a map of the
ambleside campus location , and a
street map of the town for once you get there.
If you fly into London airports:
There are direct trains (Virgin...) from London-Euston to
Oxenholme every few hours. Trip takes 3-4 hours (longer on sundays?).
London-Euston can be reached on the
tube from Heathrow (one change), train plus tube from
Luton, Stansted and Gatwick.
If you fly into Manchester airport:
There are direct trains (First North Western) from Manchester Airport to
Oxenholme every few hours. Trip takes an hour and a half. Return fare from
Manchester to Windermere is currently 17.40 pounds.
If you fly into Glasgow airport:
There are direct trains (Virgin...) from Glasgow to
Oxenholme every few hours. Trip takes about two hours.
Easyjet flies here from many places.
Take the airport
bus to Liverpool Lime Street central station and then a train to Windermere.
The train from Liverpool to Oxenholme takes about two hours, with one change.
If you come by car
Leave the M6 motorway, if travelling from the south, at junction (=exit)
36 and take the A591(following signs to Keswick). The A591 forms the main
road through Ambleside and the campus is located on the right hand side
of the road just after leaving the town center, directly opposite
to the main Police Station. If coming from the north leave the M6 at junction
40 (Penrith) and take the A66 for Threlkeld, St. John's-in-the-Vale and
the A591 to Ambleside.
the journey planner
at how to get
somewhere in Cumbria for how to get around in the Lake District.