How to Find Yew Tree Farm:
For the OSGB literate... NY117054. Say no more. Otherwise read on...
West Cumbria is separated from the real world (known as the M6) by the Cumbrian Fells. Nonetheless we always start our directions from the M6.
There are many ways of getting to the west cumbrian coast - you are heading for the village of Gosforth on the A595 south of Whitehaven.
From the South: leave the M6 at Junction 36. Follow the A590 and then the A595 signposted to Whitehaven and Workington. This route is somewhat twisty and has little dual carriageway. Eventually you cross a river and enter Holmrook. Gosforth is your next town (5 miles). Turn right into Gosforth (signposted Gosforth, Eskdale and Wasdale). You should plan on 1 1/2 hours to Gosforth.
Alternatively stay on the M6 and follow the directions from the North and West
From the North: Leave the M6 at Junction 40 (Penrith) and take the A66 west toward Workington then A595 to Whitehaven and Egremont.
A shorter, but twistier, route has you leave the A66 at Cockermouth (Sheep and Wool Centre on your left) onto the A5086 to Egremont. At Egremont turn left onto the A595 heading south.
Once on the A595 south of Egremont pass through Calder bridge (traffic lights and Stanley Arms Hotel). Gosforth is your next town
From Gosforth: Pass through the village (Carpark on Right, Lakeland Habbit village shop on left). Road forks (right to Eskdale) stay on the road to the left to Wasdale. Pass church on left. Stay on this road. After 2 miles pass a turning to Nether Wasdale on your right. Ignore this. After a further 0.5 miles pass another (unsigned turn on right) ignore this also. After a further 200 metres you will see a sign warning of a cattle grid. Turn left into Yew Tree Farm. If you go over the cattle grid you have gone too far.
Users of SatNav beware! The postcode CA20 1EU covers a significant and distributed area of the valley. Most route finding algorithms will take you past the end of the drive (the postcode centre is another 700m further on). If ou go over the cattle grid you have gone too far.