The Mardale Inn is located in the picturesque Cumbrian village of Bampton, approximately 9 miles from Penrith and 4 miles from Shap. Please click here to download printable driving instructions.

Take exit 39 on the M6 and turn right onto the A6 towards Shap. Drive through Shap heading north and turn left 100 yards after the Post Office following signs to Bampton and Haweswater and Shap Abbey. Take care on this road as it is narrow. Keep going until you reach the village of Bampton Grange (about 3.5 miles) where you will go over the river and take the immediate next right. Keep along this road for another half a mile until you reach Bampton. Turn left over the bridge (by the post office) and the inn is on your right hand side.

Courtesy Bus:

We offer a courtesy bus service to our inn from our nearby sister accommodation Yew Tree Farm and Knipe Hall. Please contact the inn or the accommodation individually for more information.

Coast To Coast Walkers:

We are also on the Coast to Coast route, on the Patterdale to Shap stage. Why not treat yourselves to an enjoyable and comfortable evening at our inn on your way through? We’re only just over a mile from the route itself.

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