8. How do I get to the Centre?
The Lake District Calvert Trust is situated at Little Crosthwaite, just 4 miles NW of Keswick on the A591. For SatNav users our postcode is CA12 4QD.
Exit the M6 at junction 40 and take the A66 towards Keswick. Remain on the A66, just past Keswick until you reach a large roundabout. Take the A591 exit (signposted Bothel and Carlisle) and head towards Carlisle and continue along this road for 3 miles. The Calvert Trust Centre is on the right.
If you are a coming by public transport you have a few options:
1. Public bus, Stagecoach X4 and X5 from Penrith train station to Keswick bus station. This bus service is not suitable for non-transferable chair users (so see #2 or #3 below).
- If you would like to take the bus all the way to the Calvert Trust, ONLY the X4 (Penrith to Cockermouth via Keswick) passes the Centre (note! the X5 goes a different route beyond Keswick).
- The Stagecoach 554 (to Wigton) can also be picked up at Keswick and passes the Centre.
Ask for the Calvert Trust (nearest stop is either Dodd Wood or Mirehouse, both which are about a 5 minute walk from the Centre)
The Stagecoach bus services run regularly throughout the day, on Monday – Saturday, with a less frequent service on the Sunday..
2. A private taxi from Penrith train station directly to the Calvert Trust or to Keswick bus station (4 miles from the Calvert Trust). There are a number of taxi firms based in Penrith, who typically charge about £45 one way to the Centre. Clover Leaf Taxi advertise as accessible, and can take wheelchairs but they have advised to ring and pre-book (Tel: 01768 210130 Mob: 07768 528571).
3. We can pick you from Penrith train station for a charge of £50 one way, for up to 12 people (number of wheelchairs depending). This is must be pre-booked and confirmed in writing from us.
4. We can pick you up from Keswick bus station (situated outside Booths supermarket) free of charge, for up to 12 people (number of wheelchairs depending) if required, but this must be pre-booked and confirmed in writing from us.
Please call 017687 72255 for more details or if you would like to pre-book your pick-up.