We provide you with several ways of findng Stonecrop in the links and pictures below. Whichever direction you take to get to Stonecrop you will be provided with some beautiful views as you approach us, weather and light permitting of course.
- Overview online map
- A more detailed online map
- More detailed still
- Directions from Penrith (approaching via the M6 from the South)
- Directions from Carlisle (approaching via the M6 from the North)
- Directions from Newcastle (approaching via the A69 from the North-East)
- Directions from Scotch Corner (approaching via the A68 from the South-East)
Stonecrop itself is situated in the village of Eals, Slaggyford Near Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7PG (a Cumbrian postal address even though Stonecrop is in Northumberland - the best of both counties!)
Please check the accuracy of all routing information and for any roadworks before you travel to avoid holdups or errors.
Take Care in the Dark Please
If you are approaching Stonecrop in poor weather and/or after sunset please take care. We are a very rural location and ALL of the approaches are country roads with some sudden twists and turns and steep hills. We want you to arrive in one piece! If you do plan to arrive after sunset the best aproach, to minimise driving on country roads, would be from the A69 to the North near Haltwhistle
At Junction 40 on the M6, follow the A66 to the first roundabout and then take the A689 to Alston, which goes over Hartside (take care in bad weather – road could be closed in snow). Just before Alston, turn left at the A689 signposted for Brampton. A mile after Slaggyford (5 miles from the A689 turning), there is a new village hall on the right and Eals signposted (1 mile). Turn right here and follow the road over the bridge and into the hamlet of Eals. Take the left fork signposted as a cul-de-sac, and Stonecrop is the fourth house on the left. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes from Jn 40 on the M6. In snow conditions on the hills perhaps take the route shown on the Google map via Carlisle.
From the A1 take the A69 and turn left near Haltwhistle on the road signposted for Alston, Halton Lea Gate and Coanwood. After 4 miles you will reach a junction signposted right to Alston (7 miles) and Brampton (12 miles) and to the left Whitfield (8 miles) but where the slight dog leg that goes across is not signposted. Cross over and follow the dramatic ridge road which drops steeply down into the hamlet of the Eals. Take the right fork, marked as a cul-de-sac. Stonecrop is the fourth house on the left.
At Junction 43 on the M6, take the A69 and turn right near Haltwhistle on the above road, then follow as per the Newcastle directions.
The Google Map below shows the shortest and most scenic route. In bad weather please consider travelling further North first to Newcastle and using that route.
Leave the A1(M) at Scotch Corner (A66). Follow the A66 for approx. 10 miles to Barnard Castle. In turn follow the B6278, B6282, B6277 and A689 via Middleton in Teesdale and to Alston. Follow the A689 through Alston (signposted to Brampton). A mile after Slaggyford (5 miles from the A689 turning), there is a new village hall on the right and Eals signposted (1 mile). Turn right here and follow the road over the bridge and into the hamlet of Eals. Take the left fork signposted as a cul-de-sac, and Stonecrop is the fourth house on the left.